I don't have a link, this was emailed to me, but I thought it was great news that Amazon isn't going to sell the shark fin soup any longer!!
We recently asked for your help to convince online mega-retailer, Amazon, to remove canned shark fin soup from its virtual shelves. Within hours, 14,000 of you had contacted Amazon about this issue and in response, Amazon discontinued the sale of Roland's shark fin soup.
While the Amazon effort focused on shark finning--cutting off the shark's fins while it is still alive, and then tossing the body back into to the sea--sharks are also at risk from other fishing practices. Tens of millions of sharks are accidentally caught each year as victims of dirty fishing or bycatch. Despite the mounting evidence of shark overfishing and depletion, few countries restrict shark fishing or bycatch.
We're working to get the EU to implement fishing laws to protect sharks. Europe is home to some of the world's largest fishing fleets and its powerful fisheries officials influence international fishing restrictions in many regions of the globe. As a result, poor European shark policies pose threats to sharks not only in European waters but in other parts of the world as well.
Thanks again for taking the time to contact Amazon and being part of Oceana's first 2007 victory.
For the oceans,
Suzanne Suzanne Garrett
Campaign Project Manager