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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


Aug 22, 2017 Joanne Valastro
Aug 22, 2017 Linda Krueger Please stop helping this senseless destruction of wildlife. Thank you for your help in stopping this brutality. Fed Ex has always paved the way to do what's right!
Aug 21, 2017 Patricia Anderson
Aug 21, 2017 donna Woodside
Aug 20, 2017 Michael Haag
Aug 20, 2017 bonnie reeves
Aug 19, 2017 Lenore Sivulich
Aug 18, 2017 Aida Ruiz
Aug 18, 2017 Jennifer Taylor
Aug 18, 2017 Anna Mai Van
Aug 17, 2017 Alec Griffith
Aug 17, 2017 ETHEL L GARDNER
Aug 17, 2017 Denisse Valdez together we can help save sharks, we are still able to see them alive/swimming today, it would be devastating to only see them in museums later. Pls consider :) :) means alot.
Aug 17, 2017 laura fowler
Aug 16, 2017 janet oldham
Aug 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 15, 2017 Jewell Batway
Aug 15, 2017 James Howarth Sharks deserve protection from this deadly and harsh action.
Aug 15, 2017 MICHAEL ROSSI
Aug 15, 2017 Michelle Ann Calnan
Aug 15, 2017 DIANE HUEY
Aug 15, 2017 Julie Reid
Aug 14, 2017 Lauri Hartman
Aug 14, 2017 Natália França
Aug 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 14, 2017 Cara Gregory
Aug 14, 2017 PAGE GRIFFITH
Aug 14, 2017 Wendy Kasprzyk
Aug 14, 2017 Kelley Henson
Aug 13, 2017 debra Tomajko
Aug 13, 2017 isabel silva STOP STOP STOP
Aug 12, 2017 Claudia Folch
Aug 12, 2017 Mario Rocha
Aug 12, 2017 Elizabeth Mcleod
Aug 11, 2017 Guy Hoose Moving my business to UPS
Aug 11, 2017 Melissa LePosa
Aug 11, 2017 Theresa Scharff This is a barbaric activity and FedEx needs to stop participating in this cruel practice. Care for the environment!!
Aug 10, 2017 Serenella Castri
Aug 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 9, 2017 Roxie Pranger
Aug 9, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 8, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 8, 2017 Caroline Joly
Aug 7, 2017 Melissa Naundorff
Aug 7, 2017 Donna Gilbert
Aug 7, 2017 Ulli Widra
Aug 6, 2017 Paula Onoff
Aug 5, 2017 Nancy Whiting
Aug 5, 2017 Laurine League

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