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Recently, both UPS and DHL announced that they would cease shipments of shark fins – a major victory in the protection of these animals, some of which are critically endangered.

Shark finning is a brutal practice — with their fins hacked off and their bodies thrown back into the water, these sharks can no longer swim and are left to die from shock, blood loss, starvation or predation by other fish.

Please join us in calling on FedEx to follow the example set by UPS and DHL and ban the shipment of shark fins!

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Dear Mr. Frederick W. Smith, CEO FedEx,

As an advocate for Defenders of Wildlife and someone who cares deeply about the conservation of marine wildlife, particularly sharks, I am writing to urge your company, FedEx, to stop shipping shark fins both internationally and within the United States. Twenty-five percent of shark species are currently listed as endangered, threatened, or near threatened by extinction. With an estimated 73 million sharks killed for their fins each year, it is imperative that the international shipping industry ensure that it is not inadvertently facilitating the shipment of illegal shark fins from CITES-listed species.

Recently, both UPS and DHL announced that they will no longer ship shark fins. I strongly request that FedEx follow the example set by these other shipping companies and join them in taking an enormous stride for shark conservation worldwide.

Please stop shipping shark fins and help conserve shark species around the world! It is long overdue for this brutal practice of shark fining to end.

Thank you for your consideration,

Petition Signatures


Jun 25, 2017 Michelle Fortener
Jun 24, 2017 Sumer Cruz
Jun 24, 2017 Sara Vilhena
Jun 24, 2017 ΚΛΑΙΡΗ ΕΥΘΥΜΙΑΔΟΥ
Jun 24, 2017 TJ Beckham Stop shipping shark fins
Jun 23, 2017 Cathleen Cascia
Jun 23, 2017 Debbie Foster
Jun 22, 2017 Maristela Machado
Jun 22, 2017 sirena green
Jun 22, 2017 Joyce McConnell
Jun 22, 2017 Maria Prinsloo
Jun 22, 2017 Beverly Brown
Jun 22, 2017 Andreia Teixeira
Jun 21, 2017 Ana Sousa
Jun 21, 2017 kelsey greene
Jun 21, 2017 Cheryl Teo
Jun 20, 2017 Stacy Winner
Jun 20, 2017 David Kammer
Jun 18, 2017 christina adkins
Jun 17, 2017 Paola Moretti
Jun 16, 2017 Lisa Abbas Shipping fins...Gross!
Jun 16, 2017 Lori Hynes
Jun 16, 2017 Elena Burankova
Jun 16, 2017 Rudy Pehnec
Jun 15, 2017 Joy Pratt
Jun 15, 2017 (Name not displayed) Please stop killing our wildlife!
Jun 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 14, 2017 ashby baber Stop now
Jun 13, 2017 Lise Kastigar
Jun 13, 2017 Fausta DiMascio
Jun 13, 2017 Mary Brakefield
Jun 13, 2017 Annabeth Holland
Jun 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 11, 2017 Doria Whitlatch
Jun 11, 2017 Melissa Kelly This is a barbaric practice and you need to follow your competitors to help end it. Until you do, I will make every effort to use them rather than you for shipping.
Jun 11, 2017 whitney hendrix
Jun 11, 2017 Patricia Leppala
Jun 11, 2017 Whitney Houghton
Jun 10, 2017 Yukari Rozenoff
Jun 10, 2017 Jackie Forster
Jun 9, 2017 Kurt Webster
Jun 9, 2017 Linda Minjares I appeal to your sense of compassion in the treatment of these sharks or any fish or mammals.
Jun 9, 2017 Stephanie Brake
Jun 9, 2017 Beth Smith
Jun 9, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 9, 2017 Linda Cook
Jun 8, 2017 Lidia McMahan
Jun 8, 2017 Ida Calmeyer
Jun 8, 2017 Kris Peterson

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