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Sponsored by: Defenders of Wildlife

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


Jul 21, 2017 Tammy Lyle
Jul 21, 2017 Candice Phillips
Jul 21, 2017 Gerry Stearns
Jul 21, 2017 Daniel Abbott
Jul 21, 2017 Kristina Arabaca
Jul 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 21, 2017 Cristiana Recanati
Jul 21, 2017 Jane Wilken
Jul 21, 2017 Barbara Skinner
Jul 21, 2017 Louisa Helsby
Jul 21, 2017 Patricia Murrell our ocean wildlife is valuable and even still unexplored how can we be so dumb as to destroy resources for insane eating choices for the rich
Jul 21, 2017 Michelle Buchholz
Jul 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 21, 2017 Shellie Phillips
Jul 21, 2017 Linda Bowman This should never be allowed. It's an evil practice that is inhumane. Impose stiffer penalties!
Jul 21, 2017 Julie Starkoff
Jul 21, 2017 Stéphanie Lachance
Jul 21, 2017 David Ehrgott
Jul 21, 2017 Jordy Albert
Jul 21, 2017 Jigs Javier
Jul 21, 2017 Olga Olga
Jul 21, 2017 Paul Dormer
Jul 21, 2017 Corrado Marino
Jul 21, 2017 Annalisa Gimmi
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Jul 21, 2017 Roxanne Hewitt
Jul 20, 2017 Pascal Zanella
Jul 20, 2017 Marie-Jeanne Somville
Jul 20, 2017 Emilie Johnson
Jul 20, 2017 Mrs. Won Ng
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Jul 20, 2017 Lynne Hinds
Jul 20, 2017 Melissa Craig
Jul 20, 2017 Joan Squires
Jul 20, 2017 Kara Cartee
Jul 20, 2017 Richard Pendarvis
Jul 20, 2017 Anita Hester
Jul 20, 2017 Cheryl Kneisley
Jul 20, 2017 Jana Williams
Jul 20, 2017 Steven Bryant
Jul 20, 2017 Gianna Macias
Jul 20, 2017 Debra Nelson
Jul 20, 2017 Lance Kammerud
Jul 20, 2017 William Tarbox
Jul 20, 2017 Lisa Richardson
Jul 20, 2017 Karen Lutz
Jul 20, 2017 Denise Griffin
Jul 20, 2017 Ariana Johns
Jul 20, 2017 Carla Wilson
Jul 20, 2017 Claudia Lorenz

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