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Saturday, July 28 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Wanton Waste and Cruelty: Ending Shark Finning

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Shark finning is the practice of cutting the fins off a shark and throwing the animal overboard to die. This cruel and ecologically destructive practice is driven by the demand for shark fin soup, a luxury dish served worldwide at Asian weddings and banquets. Learn how advocates can help promote legislation to ban the practice of shark finning, stop the sale of shark fins, and reduce demand through consumer education.

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Sonja Fordham

Founder, Shark Advocates International Sonja Fordham has been advocating science-based shark policies before fishery management and wildlife conservation bodies for two decades, and has been a leading proponent of bans on shark finning. In 2010, after directing shark conservation projects at Ocean Conservancy and the EU-focused Shark Alliance, she founded Shark Advocates International as a project of The Ocean Foundation. Ms. Fordham serves as... Read More →
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Judy Ki

Chair, Asian Pacific American Ocean Harmony Alliance & Commissioner, Commission on Asian & Pacific Islander American Affairs Judy is a retired Science teacher. She became actively involved in humane advocacy after attending her first TAFA in 2007. In 2008, Judy personally collected 1,337 signatures for HSUS’ ballot initiative in California. Under the tutelage of HSUS-CA’s Senior State Director, she successfully lobbied the... Read More →
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Rebecca Regnery

Deputy Director, Wildlife. Humane Society International Rebecca Regnery, MSB is the Deputy Director of Humane Society International’s wildlife department. She is responsible for managing wildlife programs and campaigns and represents the organization at international treaty and agreement meetings. She collaborates with U.S. and foreign governments, international agencies, non-governmental organizations, industry and consumers to accomplish... Read More →

Saturday July 28, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm