Support a Pickering Shark Fin Ban

UPDATE NOV 21 9PM PST: Thanks to your calls and emails, Pickering is now Fin Free! The shark fin ban introduced by Councillor David Pickles (yes, that’s really his name) passed 5 to 1!

更新, 11月21日9時 太平洋時間:感謝你的電話和郵件,皮克林市現在已經是無翅城市了!議員David Pickles提出了這個議題(對的,是他沒錯),以5:1通過!

 

The city of Pickering, Ontario (east of Toronto) are discussing a motion today to ban shark fin. Call & email the mayor and councillors to let them know you support a Fin Free Pickering! 

今天安大略省的皮克林市(多倫多以東)正討論禁止魚翅的議案。電郵市長和議員,讓他們知道你支持一個無翅的皮克林市!

Mayor Dave Ryan
Tel.: 905.420.4600

Councillors’ Office
Tel.: 905.420.4605

Copy + paste the email addresses below and send them your own note about why you want to ban shark fin: 複製和黏貼以下的電郵地址,并發送一份關於你想要禁止魚翅原因便籤給他們:

mayor@city.pickering.on.ca
jenniferoconnell@sympatico.ca
kashe@cityofpickering.com
bmclean@cityofpickering.com
ddickerson@cityofpickering.com
prodrigues@cityofpickering.com
dpickles@cityofpickering.com
council@cityofpickering.com

A sample email of what you could say: 一份簡單的電郵可以這麼寫:

I am emailing with strong support for a shark fin ban in Pickering, Ontario.

我電郵的目的在於:強烈支持安大略省皮克林市實行魚翅禁止。

Sharks are top predators and maintain the health of our ocean ecosystem, which we all depend on. With late sexual maturity (up to 25 years), long gestation (2-3 pups on average) and life span (up to 100 years), sharks are being killed at rates their populations simply cannot sustain. One-third of open ocean sharks are threatened with extinction, primarily due to the fin trade and the growing demand for shark fin soup.

鯊魚是維護我們賴以生存的海洋生態系統的健康的頂級捕食者。· 由於鯊魚性成熟晚,妊娠率低(每次產下2-3條幼仔)和生命週期長(最高可達25年),以目前被捕殺的速度,它們根本無法繼續維持種群的數量。現在生活在開放捕殺海域的鯊魚,有三分之一正面臨著滅絕的威脅。主要原因是魚翅的買賣和日益增長的魚翅湯的需求。  

Shark finning is also a wasteful practice. On average, sharks’ fins make up less than 5% of their total body weight. Due to the high value of their fins (a dorsal of a mature whale shark can sell up to 50,000CDN) and low value of their meat, sharks are often finned at sea and the rest of their body dumped overboard. 

鯊魚割鰭同時也是一種非常浪費的做法。總體而言,鯊魚鰭佔身體的總重量不到5%。由於他們的鰭的價值非常高(一條成熟鯊魚的背鰭可以銷售到50,000加元)而肉的價值卻非常低廉,因此鯊魚常常在海上就被割翅,而身體其餘部分則被丟棄於海洋。

This is a local issue with a significant global impact as shark fin products are imported into Canada from around the world. A ban on shark fin products will enable our City to cease being a participant in the worldwide decimation of shark populations and the oceans at large.

由於魚翅產品是從世界各地入口到加拿大,魚翅產品便成為一個意義重大,有全球影響力的地方性議題。如果頒發一個禁止擁有、銷售和買賣魚翅的禁令,將會在最大程度上減少我市參與在全球範圍內對鯊魚種群的屠殺。

Citizens and restaurants across Canada and the world have already begun removing shark fin from their menus. It is now time to build on this momentum. We ask that you join Toronto, Mississauga, Brantford, Oakville, California, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, and a growing list of jurisdictions to ban shark fin products in the City of Pickering, Ontario. 加拿大範圍內的公民和餐館已經開始從他們的菜單中剔除與魚翅相關菜肴。我們是時候抓住這個契機。我們請願加入多倫多,米西索加,布兰特福德,奥克维尔,加州,夏威夷州,華盛頓州,俄勒岡州,和越來越多的司法管轄區,在安大略省皮克林市禁止銷售,擁有和買賣魚翅產品。

Your leadership can change the tide of the decimation of shark populations around the world and help create a healthy ocean ecosystem that sustains our planet. Please enact legislation that bans shark fin products in Pickering, Ontario. Thank you. 

你的領導將可以改變世界各地屠殺鯊魚的風潮,有助於創造一個維繫著地球健康的海洋生態系統。請制定在溫哥華市禁止銷售,擁有和買賣鯊魚鰭的法例。衷心感謝。

We look forward to celebrating your leadership in this movement.

在這個時刻,我們期待著頌揚你的領導。

Sincerely,

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