VegNews Daily

Guam Bans Shark Finning

The US territory joins others in banning the practice of commercial shark finning.

Guam, an island in the western Pacific Ocean, recently passed a bill banning the finning and feeding of sharks, as well as the sale of shark or ray fins. Shark finning—a practice which kills around 73 million sharks per year—involves fishermen cutting off the fin and tail of a shark and returning the animal to the water to die. The US territory, a major fishing hub in the Pacific, joins Hawaii in banning the possession, sale, and distribution of shark fins. Currently, 30 percent of shark species are threatened with extinction.

 Comments

IKEA to Introduce Vegan Swedish Meatballs

After being pressured by the animal-rights community, furniture superstore will roll out vegan meatballs this spring.
Read More »

Introducing the Animal Cruelty Exposure Fund

New non-profit's mission is to expose cruelty via mainstream media.
Read More »

Dairy Industry Launches Anti-Vegan-Milk Campaign

With plummeting sales, dairy milk industry says “enough is enough.”
Read More »

Chipotle Mexican Grill Promotes Vegan Option

Popular Mexican eatery encourages public to try its tofu option.
Read More »

Award-Winning Vegan Restaurant To Close Its Doors

San Francisco's famed Millennium Restaurant will shut down this April after losing lease.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »