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Tony Abbott, Prime Minister Of Australia

Dear Mr Abbott,

We believe that shark finning is a very important issue. We also believe that you are in a position to take action to address this issue.

73 million sharks are killed each year due to finning. They are captured by hooks than dragged on board boats to be slaughtered by getting their fins cut off while suffocating and bleeding. After being finned, sharks are kicked overboard to sink to the bottom of the ocean, finless, defenceless and drowning. Finning is not only inhumane, it also causes some sharks to near extinction. For example, the grey nurse shark is now critically endangered with less than five hundred remaining. Some species of sharks, like the grey nurse shark, only reproduce once every two years. The fact is that we are killing sharks faster than they can reproduce. Finning is unacceptable and your government needs to put it to an end in Australia.

We ask that you make finning illegal. We also ask that you employ more marine officers to patrol the Australian waters where the grey nurse shark is more likely to breed or live and catch anyone who is hunting them or finning any sharks. If there were more patrols throughout fishing areas, there would be less chance of people finning the beautiful creatures and then chucking them back into the ocean to drown.

Your government will be judged on its ability to take control on the shark finning. The eyes of the world are watching! We ask that you to put an end to this inhumane and outrageous behaviour. The public will remember how you take action on issues like finning when next they vote.

Yours sincerely,

Signed,

will

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73 million sharks are killed each year due to finning. They are captured by hooks than dragged on board boats to be slaughtered by getting their fins cut off while suffocating and bleeding....

73 million sharks are killed each year due to finning. They are captured by hooks than dragged on board boats to be slaughtered by getting their fins cut off while suffocating and bleeding. After being finned, sharks are kicked overboard to sink to the bottom of the ocean, finless, defenceless and drowning. Finning is not only inhumane, it also causes some sharks to near extinction. The Prime Minister of Australia, Tony Abbot can help put an end to finning in Australian waters and that's why signing this petition can make a difference. If we all show Mr Abbott that we believe shark finning is an inhumane process then Mr Abbott may feel pressured to stop finning and we will no longer kill off these beautiful creatures.  

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