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Sharks Will Black Out to Speak Out

May 31st, 2012

Tomorrow, Shark Truth joins hundreds of organizations and thousands of citizens across Canada who will darken their websites in response to the the omnibus budget Bill C-38 being introduced by the federal government. The Bill includes changes that would weaken many of the country’s most important environmental protection measures and silence the voices of all Canadians who seek to defend nature.

At the heart of it, Bill C-38 is not only undemocratic, it threatens the voice and input from Canadians and will have significant impact on decisions and policies made for Canada and our environment.

Shark Truth is an organization that advocates for sharks, our marine ecosystem and our environment. We strongly believe our work is only effective if we have real democracy in Canada and are not unjustly silenced by the government.

Join us to fight for the right to do our basic work and protect nature and its animals. Here are the Top 5 Reasons To Speak Out.

5 Ways You Can Take Action: 

  • Sign the petition to stop Bill C-38
  • Call or email your local MP and tell them that you support democracy and oppose Bill C-38. Find  your local MP’s contact information here.
  • Ribbonize your Facebook profile picture
  • Tweet your support for democracy using #blackoutspeakout
  • Read What Bill C-38 Means for the Environment by Eco Justice

Facebook | Twitter #blackoutspeakout

Port Moody and Restaurants Going Fin Free

May 22nd, 2012

Global TV News Coverage, May 22

This evening Port Moody became the first Fin Free city in British Columbia by enacting legislation to ban the trade, sale, and distribution of shark fin products in their municipality. Port Moody joins the cities of Toronto, Brantford, Mississauga, Oakville, Newmarket, Pickering, and London in Ontario who have similar legislation.

It’s not just cities taking action, restaurants are too: Vancouver restaurants and businesses are seeing the change in tides and are starting to remove shark fin products from their menu and inventory and are looking to add sustainable alternatives. Shark Truth is actively working with Chinese restaurants and businesses in the greater Vancouver area who have already removed shark fin products from their establishments.

By actively engaging local restaurant and business owners in the second largest Chinese restaurant industry in North America, there is an opportunity to support those that go Fin Free and to help them become recognized leaders within the restaurant industry – leaders that other restaurants can aspire to be and follow suit in protecting sharks, and the environment.

What you can do to support the Fin Free movement:

  • Sign up for updates on restaurants and businesses that go Fin Free and the opportunity to come celebrate their decision. Be part of the growing movement that will show restaurants and businesses that there is a demand and overwhelming support for Fin Free establishments.
  • Sign the online National Shark Fin Import Ban Petition

Robson Street Flight Centre Helps Shark Conservation

May 15th, 2012

Are you planning a vacation this year? Traveling for work? Attending your best friends stag party in Las Vegas? Do you love sharks? Why not book your trip and flight through Flight Centre Canada! As a sponsor of our grand prize for the Happy Hearts Love Sharks wedding contest, Flight Centre Robson Street has made a commitment to donate a portion of their proceeds to Shark Truth with any vacation or flight booked when ‘Shark Truth’ is mentioned.

With their Lowest Airfare Guarantee Flight Centre Canada will beat any airfare quote from other Canadian travel agencies.

To book your trip please contact:

Sandra Adams
sandra.adams@flightcentre.ca
778-370-0423
Flight Centre Robson Street 610 Robson Street, Vancouver BC

Remember to mention ‘Shark Truth’ when making your booking to ensure the donation to us.

Check out Flight Centres Top 4 Scuba Diving Hot Spots for 2012

Follow Flight Centre Canada on Facebook and Twitter for cheap flights, vacation deals and contests.

Jammin’ Shark Boat Party

May 9th, 2012

We are stoked for our upcoming boat party! Join us as we celebrate Shark Truth’s third anniversary on an evening cruise across the English Bay with Vancouver’s own DJ Tank Gyal. Enjoy banging beats, caribbean-inspired treats, and a jammin’ silent auction with jawsome prizes. Make sure to RSVP and purchase your tickets early as you do not want to miss this party and tickets are limited.

Enjoy a night filled with fun, food, refreshments and jawesome prizes while cruising across the beautiful English Bay.

Jammin’ Shark Boat Party
Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
Boat Departs from Granville Island
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Tickets NOW $35 (down from $50) or 10 for $315

Group Rate & Advertising for Businesses: Get 10 tickets for the special group rate of $315 for yourself or your business! Businesses are eligible for advertising opportunities: logo and link to your company on our website. Payable on Eventbrite or at the door (RSVP with claudia {at} sharktruth (dot) com)

Where the $$ is Going: All of the evenings proceeds will support our new Fin Free Restaurant Campaign where we will be working with Chinese restaurants to remove shark fin from their menu and encourage them to think critically about sustainability. It’s an exciting moment in time where we enter this uncharted territory- and we want you to be part of it.

Donate a Prize: Have a jawesome raffle prize that you’d like to donate? Contact Melissa at masissa@gmail.com 

Facebook: Jammin’ Shark Boat Party event on Facebook 

Can’t make it to event? Make a donation to help sponsor a ticket here: http://www.sharktruth.com/funding/

Recognizing Our Sponsors

 

    

 

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