American Airlines says it won’t ship shark fins anymore

The ocean update

A general view of Yue Hing Shark’s Fin & Marine Products Co., Ltd’s store in Hong Kong’s dried seafood district of Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, China, March 21, 2015. Marine conservation groups in Costa Rica have protested two shipments of hammerhead shark fins that were exported to the company in December 2014. (Courtesy Alex Hofford) A general view of Yue Hing Shark’s Fin & Marine Products Co., Ltd’s store in Hong Kong’s dried seafood district of Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, China, March 21, 2015. Marine conservation groups in Costa Rica have protested two shipments of hammerhead shark fins that were exported to the company in December 2014. (Courtesy Alex Hofford)

April 8th, 2015 (Jill Replogle). U.S. carrier American Airlines said Tuesday that it had stopped commercial shipments of shark fins as of March 4.

The airline made the announcement via its Twitter account in response to several queries posed by users of the social media site.

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This Texas Vet Just Bragged About Killing a Cat | Care2 Causes

I hope she loses her license and is prosecuted and the neighbors sues her for everything !!!

Life or Lunch?

3137865.largeTexas veterinarian Kristen Lindsey has ignited a social media firestorm for posting a picture of herself proudly holding up a cat she claims to have shot, boasting about her “first bow kill” and calling herself “vet of the year.” Within hours, the graphic image and commentary had gone viral, setting off a storm of complaints, a law enforcement investigation, and immediate termination by her employers at the Washington Animal Clinic. The rapidity of the response illustrates how powerful social media can be when it comes to spreading stories about animal cruelty and demanding immediate action.

While the facts are still sorting themselves out, some are incontrovertible. On April 16, Lindsey posted the graphic image with commentary to her Facebook page (this link contains graphic and disturbing imagery). Almost immediately, it attracted the attention of animal lovers, who began circulating it through their networks and calling for action…

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