WildAid applauds the recent decision by the Port Moody, British Columbia City Council to ban the possession, trade, sale and distribution of shark fin products in the municipality. Port Moody is the first municipality in British Columbia to adopt such a prohibition.
Similar prohibitions have already been passed in the cities of Toronto, Brantford, Mississauga, Oakville, Newmarket, Pickering and London in Ontario.
Hollywood joined forces with Silicon Valley on Friday evening to support wildlife conservation organization, WildAid, at their annual gala. Larry King, Hayden Panettiere, Jared Leto, Maggie Q, John Corbett, Kate Flannery, and Bo Derek were among the stars raising money for WildAid.
After working closely with conservation group WildAid for the past 6 months, Canadian MP and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May announced legislation on Wednesday that, if fully implemented, will amend the Fish Inspection Act and Consumer Packaging and Labeling Act in the hopes of ending the shark fin trade Canada.
By a vote of 5-1, Newmarket, Ontario becomes the latest municipality in Canada to act on banning the sale and possession of shark fin. With Newmarket’s ban, now over four million Ontario residents - one-third of Ontario’s population - live in a jurisdiction where a shark fin ban has been formalized.