VegNews Daily

NY Legislation Aims to End the Shark Fin Trade

The shark fin industry is facing mounting opposition in the US for its cruel and painful tactics as well as its devastating effects on the ocean ecosystem.

The New York legislature has unanimously passed a statute that will outlaw the possession, sale, or trade of shark fins. Outside of Asia, the Empire State is one of the largest contributors to the shark fin market, which is responsible for the death of nearly 73 million sharks each year, according to The Humane Society of the United States. The only thing the proposed statute needs to go into effect is the approval of NY Governor Andrew Cuomo. “The decimation of the shark population is a serious concern as it has a detrimental trickle-down effect for the entire oceanic food chain,” says State Senator Mark Grisanti. “With the shark population in serious peril, and other countries and states passing legislation to protect sharks, New York should be a leader in extending protection to these magnificent animals.”

 Comments

Yellowstone Bison Sent to Slaughterhouses

In order to control population at the national park, many of its resident animals end up on people’s plates.
Read More »

Flax and Sesame Seeds Help Prevent Weight Gain

Compounds found in flax and sesame seeds result in a lower weight over time.
Read More »

PETA Hosts Hollywood Bash to Celebrate 35 Years

Paul McCartney, silent auction, and gourmet dinner are on schedule for the animal-rights group's birthday gala.
Read More »

Chris Christie’s Speech Interrupted by Animal Activists

This past weekend, animal-rights activists protested during the presidential hopeful’s speech.
Read More »

Vegan Oktoberfest Coming to Los Angeles This Fall

The 2nd annual beer-and-food festival expands with a two-day event featuring more food and more beer at a new venue.
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 »