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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


May 22, 2017 Jocelyn Eke It is 25 %of sharks are endangered, threatened, or near threatened by extinction. Sharks constitute an important part of the food chain. Save the sharks!
May 20, 2017 James Deschene
May 20, 2017 Shirley Troia
May 19, 2017 Justine C Leave wild life, animals, marine life alone!
May 19, 2017 Lea-Ann de Maxton
May 18, 2017 Jukie Moore
May 17, 2017 Astrid Laban
May 16, 2017 Lynne Wolf
May 16, 2017 Frederique Hauselmann
May 16, 2017 erek king
May 16, 2017 Alyssa Walls
May 16, 2017 Susan Dubin
May 15, 2017 Sebastian Rodriguez Garcia
May 11, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 11, 2017 Armida Franceschini THIS BARBARIC PRACTICE MUST STOP IMMEDIATELY!!!!
May 11, 2017 MICHELE LEAVITT
May 10, 2017 louna badran
May 10, 2017 stacy brainard
May 10, 2017 Lix Tuls lixl0000000@gmail.com
May 10, 2017 Jazmine Mitts
May 10, 2017 Lisa Venne
May 9, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 9, 2017 Donald Chambers
May 9, 2017 Deborah Kingery
May 9, 2017 Michelle Bamford
May 8, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 7, 2017 samantha stevens definitely wont use fed ex no more until this stops
May 7, 2017 Doris Davis
May 7, 2017 Rosemarie Malizia
May 6, 2017 Esther Forika
May 6, 2017 Diana Grob
May 5, 2017 (Name not displayed) please stop the brutal shark fining
May 5, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 5, 2017 Char-anna Koblick
May 5, 2017 Sarah Vickery Mr. Smith: As a Tennessean, I'm proud of FedEx's success but appalled that you continue to ship shark fins in the face of the ever-growing list of endangered shark species. Please reconsider your policy.
May 4, 2017 Aida Njunjic Their fins are cut and they are left to die, they can't swim they can't do anything but wait till they die.
May 1, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 1, 2017 Terri Van Son
Apr 30, 2017 Christy Lawrence
Apr 30, 2017 mary fazekas
Apr 30, 2017 Linda Mander
Apr 30, 2017 Hilary Kosty
Apr 29, 2017 Bailey Salerno
Apr 29, 2017 Valerie Swaisland
Apr 29, 2017 Journee Demby
Apr 28, 2017 TJ Goldfeder
Apr 26, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 26, 2017 Lin Schalek
Apr 26, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 24, 2017 catherine coucke sharks are not killers .......WE are!!

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