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house Bill H. Res. 285

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should ban and prevent the import of shark fins from sharks caught through the practice of finning, and for other purposes.

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      house Committees
      Committee on Natural Resources
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedJune 28th, 2013
    This act should be stopped at once. Is a cruel practice of killing an animal without any restriction. These fins are used to provide a tasteless food not worth the damage being made to the environment.
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    Aside from shark Finning being absolutely barbaric, there is no sure way to tell if the imported fins were caught legally or illegally poached off of wildlife reserves, an increasing problem due to dwindling shark populations in unprotected waters and lack of funding and manpower needed to patrol protected waters.
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    No food should be enjoyed that requires the intentional slow drowning of a creature. This soup was intended to prevent waste from a carcass, not show off or ability to kill w/o need.
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