The Ocean Geographic Society and members of Solitaire, PPS and Kris Flyer members request for Singapore Airlines and SIA Cargo to cease the transportation of Shark Fins and shark-related products on all flights. As the world's most awarded airline with a commitment towards diligent service to its customers, and a company that supports conservation programmes as an essential part of being a good corporate citizen, we hope that Singapore Airlines will take step to protect and preserve the sentinel animals of our ocean.
Sharks are one of the important sentinel species and they are barometers for a healthy ocean environment. This instance, we call upon Singapore Airlines to cease transportation of shark fins and related products on all flights.
This is imperative for Singapore Airlines' commitment to environmental sustainability. Tonnes of shark fins are currently being transported on Singapore Airlines, directly contributing to the decimation sharks in the wild. The Hong Kong Government data indicates that over 1,162 tonnes of shark fins were imported into Hong Kong in 2012, of which 14.1% was by air cargo. Of that percentage, a substantial amount would have been flown into Hong Kong on Singapore Airlines' flights. According to a July 2013 report by the global wildlife trade monitoring network, Traffic, “Singapore was the fourth biggest exporter of shark fins between 2000 and 2009”.
To date, numerous environmentally responsible airlines have publicly declared their support for this initiative by ceasing the freight of shark fins and shark-related products. They are: Garuda Airlines, Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Qantas, Air New Zealand, Korean Airlines, Asiana, Korean Airlines, Lan Chile, Eva Air, AeroMexico, Dragon Air and Fiji Air. Major shipping companies have also stepped up to support the cause; in 2010, Maersk announced a complete ban on the carriage of all shark fins and shark-related products on their container ships.
In July 2013, Evergreen Line of Taiwan did the same. I am sure you are aware that on 14 March 2013, at the meeting of the UN Conference of the Parties to CITES in Bangkok, (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), three sharks and two ray species are granted trade protection into Appendix II – this attests to the fact that many sharks species are now closer to extinction due to the demand of the trade.
We urgently call upon Singapore Airlines' to help by cutting the supply chain of the shark fin trade into Asian cities. We hope Singapore Airlines will cease the transportation of shark fins and shark-related products on all Singapore Airlines' flights as soon as possible. We look forward to an official announcement so that we can share the good news. Of course, we will also publish the news in Asian Geographic and Ocean Geographic. Meanwhile, I would be delighted to meet with you in Singapore at any time to discuss this issue, and how we can collaborate to protect these magnificent sentinel species.
Ocean Geographic Society
This petition will help stop the shipping of shark fins to China, Hong Kong and around SE Asia cities.
Last communication with a Tammy Boey of Singapore Airlines - she
told me that the management will review our request. I am tired of waiting - today we send a fresh request to SIA Cargo and Singapore Airlines management and all Singapore cargo office in SE Asia.
SIA Cargo CEO is Mr Lee Lik Hsin; please write to him as well - their emails and sample letter pasted below. you can copy and paste or write your own. So far we have 38209 signatures in this cause - please share and ask your friend to sign.
Meanwhile we need your help in an more urgent matter; the Premiere of Western Australia had authorize baiting and indiscriminately CULL sharks in Western Australia water - this is a crime against nature and humanity. We are calling for his resignation. Please consider to support this cause at
https://www.causes.com/campaigns/72683-call-for-th... Thank you
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