When a great injustice is being done and when the rational pleas of compassionate people fail to persuade the perpetrators of the injustice to change their ways, and even when there is no shame public enough to change the behavior that causes the injustice, that is where the law begins.
A pair of Toronto city councillors will propose a city-wide ban of the possession, sale and consumption of shark fin at a press conference on Monday.
Councillors Glenn De Baeremaeker and Kristyn Wong-Tam are aiming to gather support from Toronto residents with a campaign called "Celebrate Sharks Summer Tour." The campaign intends to create a petition with 10,000 signatures.
The councillors will be joined by Rob Steward, the award-winning documentary filmmaker of "Sharkwater," and Rob Sinclair, the executive director of WildAid Canada.
WildAid is promoting their mission to end the illegal wildlife trade through public awareness campaigns with a 20’ x 26’ CBS “Super Screen” strategically positioned at 42nd St. between 7th and 8th Ave. in the heart of the Times Square Plaza.
WildAid Canada today is sending out materials to over 3,500 Canadian legislators, at the municipal, provincial and federal level, calling for action on the conservation crisis created by the shark fin trade.
Houston Rockets center and seven-time NBA All-Star Yao Ming continued his commitment to wildlife conservation with a visit to San Francisco last month. His visit coincided with WildAid’s first annual Gala on May 5, 2011. Yao was honored with WildAid’s Ambassador Award.