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Sponsored by: Defenders of Wildlife

Both UPS and DHL have ceased 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


Dec 10, 2017 karen hughes Stop please ! Help the helpless do not add to the problem. Thank you
Dec 10, 2017 Kim Johns
Dec 9, 2017 Silvia Stafforini
Dec 7, 2017 Candy Punia
Dec 6, 2017 Genelle Richards
Dec 5, 2017 Karrie Kozak
Dec 5, 2017 Katarzyna Kirkalo
Dec 4, 2017 Alyssa Marie Antes
Dec 4, 2017 Pablo Bobe
Dec 4, 2017 Dianne Dungay
Dec 4, 2017 (Name not displayed) Honteux
Dec 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 4, 2017 Verena Kalandra
Dec 4, 2017 Alec Pereira
Dec 3, 2017 Beverly Scott
Dec 3, 2017 Iryna Andreychuk
Dec 3, 2017 Eileen Kulp
Dec 3, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 1, 2017 A Stewart
Dec 1, 2017 Marina TONNERRE
Nov 30, 2017 jen plishka
Nov 30, 2017 dana Gurley
Nov 30, 2017 refhan irtem
Nov 30, 2017 LOUISE CHADBORNE
Nov 30, 2017 Mona Kling
Nov 29, 2017 JULIA WANTUCK Sharks are apex predators and as such are necessary for the health of our oceans. Stop the cruel killing for their fins. Ban the shipment of shark fins!
Nov 29, 2017 Anna Wilkinson
Nov 29, 2017 Elizabeth Chiribi
Nov 28, 2017 Elizabeth Bush
Nov 28, 2017 MARISA BRAVO
Nov 28, 2017 Lesley Payne
Nov 28, 2017 Angela Kleis
Nov 27, 2017 Gina Jennings
Nov 27, 2017 S Tan
Nov 27, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 27, 2017 Tânia Feliciano
Nov 27, 2017 Pattie Tibbetts
Nov 27, 2017 Mary Boyer
Nov 27, 2017 Dee Randolph
Nov 27, 2017 Country Maron
Nov 27, 2017 Adriana noemi Antonello
Nov 27, 2017 Dolores Herrmann
Nov 27, 2017 Jan Bowden Stop this barbaric practise, no one has the right to do this to animals...
Nov 27, 2017 margaret bish Show your concern for Life, Wildlife...this is a ghastly practice (killing by way of finning) and shipping the fins of dead sharks only promotes it.
Nov 27, 2017 Wendy Whyko Marolda
Nov 27, 2017 MONICA FRYER ban all imports from china vietnam and all countries that depend on business ties with America and Australia
Nov 27, 2017 Brenda Stepp
Nov 27, 2017 Mark Butler
Nov 27, 2017 Grace Van Artsdalen Stop perpetuating the abuse and extinction of sharks. Do the right thing and follow in the footsteps of UPS and DHL who have refused to continue shipping shark fins.

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