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Oakville Unanimously Votes to Ban Shark Fin - Over 3.5 Million Canadians Have Now Taken Action on Issue

WildAid Canada welcomes the news that the Town of Oakville has, by a vote of 7-0 last night, banned the sale and possession of shark fin and related products.

The shark fin ban was proposed this June and received unanimous support from the Oakville Council, who agreed to draft and vote on a new bylaw by the end of the year. The Council’s decision to adopt a motion to draft a banning bylaw sparked confusion among many reporters, who misconstrued this as Oakville’s official passing of the shark fin ban this July.

Two More Municipalities Ban Shark Fin in Canada

WildAid Canada welcomes the news that London and Pickering, Ontario are the latest municipalities to act on banning the sale and possession of shark fin.

Last night, London Council voted unanimously to call for a ban on shark fin products. At the same time, Pickering Council passed a ban into law by a margin of 5 to 1.

The Peninsula Hotels Chain Takes a Stand Against Shark Fins

The Peninsula Hotels chain, Asia's oldest hotel company, will contribute to growing global efforts to reduce the demand for shark fin products by banning the consumption of shark fin at its hotel restaurants and banquet operations, effective January 1, 2012.

Toronto Passes Shark Fin Ban!

WildAid welcomes the news that Toronto City Council has voted to ban the sale and possession of shark fin, with a vote of 38-4. With a population of over 2.5 million, Canada’s largest city, the fifth largest in North America, Toronto is the largest market for shark products in the country.

California Shark Fin Ban Leaps Over Major Hurdle

On Thursday, Assembly Bill 376, which would ban the sale, trade and possession of shark fins in the state of California, cleared the state Senate Appropriations Committee on a 5-2 vote.  The bill now moves to the Senate floor, where a vote is expected in the next couple of weeks.

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