Prohibit the possession, sale, and trade of shark fins
This is a great campaign to stop shark finning in Florida. A motivated high school student started this petition and is taking it all the way to state leadership! Please help stop the cruel practice of taking a shark's life for its fin. Five US states already have already stopped shark finning and it's time for the great coastal state of Florida to do the same. Whether you're in Florida or elsewhere, please sign the petition today.
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