End Illegal Exportation of Shark Fins For Profit

Target: Edhy Prabowo, Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia

Goal: Halt illegal export of shark fins from endangered stocks.

Fishermen in Indonesia are illegally exporting, or selling for export, body parts from endangered sharks, in particular their prized fins. Although certain shark species are open for limited capture, they are usually prohibited for export. However, those who catch them frequently sell parts to unscrupulous exporters, who take advantage of inadequate search procedures and legal oversight to sell them outside of the country. The usual method is to pack shark body parts into crates, with the illegal materials surrounded by other items and substances approved for export to avoid attention.

There is a ready market for these fins in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Japan and Thailand. Mainland China is far and away the largest consumer, where newly wealthy Chinese people indulge in shark fin soup as a display of success and affluence. The enthusiasm for this dish flies in the face of the fact that a fifth of all shark species are endangered.

Sign the petition below to demand that Indonesia’s government meet its obligation to protect marine wildlife from abuse and exploitation.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Edhy,

Corrupt fishermen and exporters are violating Indonesian law to sell shark fins illegally overseas. Taking advantage of the lack of resources and low expectations for customs agents, these people conceal the contraband parts and deny their existence when smuggling them out, feeding insatiable markets for whom the fins are a delicacy and a sign of status.

I demand that you act immediately to protect these exploited, endangered animals and enforce Indonesian law. The world cannot afford to lose any more species to human-driven extinction, and the fate of Indonesian sharks is sealed without your action.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Darwin Initiative

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8 Comments

  1. Leave it to the asians for killing anything that lives and breathes

  2. Jon Lenchner says:

    China-Asians; Soulless, Savage, Sub-Animal Heathens, Corrupt Locusts of the Planet

  3. I agree with you both that some countrys eat anything that moves and do not care if its endangered,they should be hung the ones who do this.

  4. IS THERE ANYTHING THAT THE CHINESE/ASIANS HAVEN’T EATEN AND CALLED IT DELICACY–I CURSE ALL OF THEM THAT THEY BE AFFLICTED WITH THE DEADLY VIRUS BY ANY OTHER NAME-AND ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT DECIMATE THE WILD ANIMALS–EAT DOGS/CATS–AND ABUSE THESE PRECIOUS SEA ANIMALS TOO.

  5. It’s the Asians. They will use up every living animal on this Earth for their sick, twisted practices.

    • So true. They are the monsters on our planet earth as well as vile and evil China, Korea and Asians. No precious and innocent animal is safe from these lowlife Asian monsters from hell.They deliberately heinously torture and murder any living animal on our planet earth.
      They are the monsters on our planet. Eradication from our planet is a must.

  6. These People are foul. I wish them food poisoning on a grand scale.You cursed backwards race.

  7. Edhy Prabowo, Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia

    Halt illegal export of shark fins from endangered stocks.

    The vile and evil lowlife Indonesian animal torturing murdering monsters will deliberately torture and murder the precious wildlife and all animals. No innocent and precious animal is safe in this vile and evil country Indonesia. The monsters on our planet earth.

    Burn in hell you lowlife animal torturing murdering Indonesian monsters from hell. The filth on our planet earth.

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