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Recently, both UPS and DHL announced that they would cease shipments of shark fins – a major victory in the protection of these animals, some of which are critically endangered.

Shark finning is a brutal practice — with their fins hacked off and their bodies thrown back into the water, these sharks can no longer swim and are left to die from shock, blood loss, starvation or predation by other fish.

Please join us in calling on FedEx to follow the example set by UPS and DHL and ban the shipment of shark fins!

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Dear Mr. Frederick W. Smith, CEO FedEx,

As an advocate for Defenders of Wildlife and someone who cares deeply about the conservation of marine wildlife, particularly sharks, I am writing to urge your company, FedEx, to stop shipping shark fins both internationally and within the United States. Twenty-five percent of shark species are currently listed as endangered, threatened, or near threatened by extinction. With an estimated 73 million sharks killed for their fins each year, it is imperative that the international shipping industry ensure that it is not inadvertently facilitating the shipment of illegal shark fins from CITES-listed species.

Recently, both UPS and DHL announced that they will no longer ship shark fins. I strongly request that FedEx follow the example set by these other shipping companies and join them in taking an enormous stride for shark conservation worldwide.

Please stop shipping shark fins and help conserve shark species around the world! It is long overdue for this brutal practice of shark fining to end.

Thank you for your consideration,

Petition Signatures


Jan 22, 2017 Michele Joucla
Jan 22, 2017 Sarah Mancel
Jan 22, 2017 Marica Czirfusz
Jan 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 22, 2017 Jean Hilpert Stop shipping shark fins!
Jan 22, 2017 Rita Buquoi
Jan 22, 2017 Marine OUDOT
Jan 22, 2017 Marie Begin
Jan 22, 2017 Judith Vermaas
Jan 22, 2017 POULLIER FREDERIQUE
Jan 22, 2017 JULIETA VEYS
Jan 22, 2017 joyce buckfield
Jan 22, 2017 Pascale BOLLIET
Jan 22, 2017 Kim Harris Animals, mammals, fish, and birds should not be killed for "parts." PLEASE outlaw imports of shark fins. Thank you.
Jan 22, 2017 Karen Daley
Jan 22, 2017 Marcouyoux Olivier
Jan 22, 2017 Marie-Therese Valentin
Jan 22, 2017 Dawn Hahn
Jan 22, 2017 jane price
Jan 22, 2017 coenen patricia
Jan 22, 2017 Martine CORET
Jan 22, 2017 christiane ciardi
Jan 22, 2017 Anne Ferrand
Jan 22, 2017 sabine coller
Jan 22, 2017 BIENVENU Jean-Pierre
Jan 22, 2017 Anne Chamayou
Jan 22, 2017 MAHIEU Sophie
Jan 22, 2017 Sanchez Troadia
Jan 22, 2017 scelles mickael
Jan 22, 2017 Patricia Nenadich
Jan 22, 2017 françoise dartigues
Jan 22, 2017 christiane jacquier
Jan 22, 2017 Laura Saillen
Jan 22, 2017 Mary-Kay Jones
Jan 22, 2017 Maria Macpherson
Jan 22, 2017 Anne Lazaro
Jan 22, 2017 Michèle Haudebourg
Jan 22, 2017 Valérie RAYNAUD
Jan 22, 2017 maillet maillet
Jan 22, 2017 Elisabeth Widmer
Jan 22, 2017 Claudine-Sylvie Cassagne
Jan 22, 2017 Tania Barette
Jan 22, 2017 chantal thomas
Jan 22, 2017 Arlette Mauger
Jan 22, 2017 huré marie-claude
Jan 22, 2017 sabine zordan
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Jan 22, 2017 Céline Steinlaender
Jan 21, 2017 nadia hammoun
Jan 21, 2017 Kay Birkinshaw

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