One of the more indelible images of Hollywood terror is the appearance of a shark fin on the open ocean. But according to the NDP’s Fin Donnelly, the real life horror in this situation is felt exclusively by the shark.
“Sharks are being finned. The practice of finning is brutal,” says the MP for New Westminster-Coquitlam. “If I could show an image of a shark getting its fins cut off before being dumped back into the ocean, people would be horrified.”
Donnelly is currently pursuing his Private Members Bill C-380, the Ban on Shark Fin Importation Act. The Bill seeks to prohibit the importation of shark fins. While the practice of shark finning has been banned in Canada for almost 20 years, importing shark fins from foreign sources remains perfectly legal.