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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


Oct 20, 2017 Christina Brown
Oct 20, 2017 Monica Preis
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Oct 19, 2017 Gloria Donn
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Oct 17, 2017 Rudolf Filip
Oct 17, 2017 Heidi Wollum
Oct 16, 2017 Susan Patton3099Parkview We must work together to stop this cruel, horrific abuse of our sea mammals. Boycotting the shipment of Shark Fins is a beginnng to ending an unnecessary and extremely abusive practice.
Oct 16, 2017 Sue Coughlin
Oct 16, 2017 Jennifer Phillips
Oct 16, 2017 Charmaine Cloete
Oct 16, 2017 Debbie Salvesen Do you know how the people even attain the shark fins to ship? The capture the shark, slice off its fin, and throw it back into the water to die a pain and slow death with no chance for survival!!! DO NOT contribute to this senseless killing of animals!
Oct 15, 2017 Tony Menechella
Oct 15, 2017 Linda Gilmore
Oct 14, 2017 shelly gosser
Oct 14, 2017 Margarete Rosa Da Silveira
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Oct 14, 2017 Callie Bagdon
Oct 14, 2017 Gary Babb
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Oct 13, 2017 Marla Feldhacker
Oct 13, 2017 JOIE RAKE
Oct 13, 2017 Jennifer Schmitz
Oct 13, 2017 Giovanna Martinez
Oct 13, 2017 Beve Chapman
Oct 13, 2017 Liz Pope
Oct 13, 2017 Diane Hall
Oct 12, 2017 Simon Mullins Oh my god this is shocking
Oct 12, 2017 Maddy Mullins Why isn't animal cruelty a criminal offence? It's disgraceful
Oct 11, 2017 sandra petersen HORRAY FOR ..UPS & DHL!!!! I WILL USE THEM,TIL FED EX FOLLOWS THE SAME POLICY.
Oct 11, 2017 kari kaz
Oct 11, 2017 Kaelah Friesen
Oct 11, 2017 Debora Johannsen
Oct 10, 2017 Mary Wilson
Oct 10, 2017 Judi Cecich
Oct 10, 2017 Lisa Nash
Oct 9, 2017 Melissa Gaskins
Oct 9, 2017 Corinna Jost
Oct 9, 2017 Julianne Compere STOP DESTROYING OUR OCEAN ECOSYSTEM!!!!!
Oct 9, 2017 Susan Fisher
Oct 9, 2017 Regina Ulrich
Oct 9, 2017 Beverly Flores
Oct 9, 2017 Vera Carmo
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Oct 8, 2017 Hilda Roush
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Oct 7, 2017 Sarah Strantz
Oct 7, 2017 Rachele Stein

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