Christopher Richardson started this petition to Florida State House
Recently the Miami Herald published a investigative report on the port of Miami being the largest port of landing of shark fins in the United States. (http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article210157954.html
Sharks are a apexs predator that are essential to the health of the oceans and indeed are also exceptionally valuable to tourism in Florida. You can learn more about the practice of shark finning and why it is so horrible with a simple google search.
This is unacceptable and must stop.
We the undersigned are divers and tourists who visit Florida to dive and experience the beautiful and exceptional outdoor and underwater experience that Florida offers.
Knowing that Florida is allowing this internationally condemned practice to be conducted legally is forcing us to reconsider visiting Florida as our playground.
We ask you to take a strong stand and pass legislation to stop the trade in shark fins in Florida