PRODUCTS MADE FROM SHARK
Be an informed and compassionate consumer
Shark- Shark Fin Soup, Dumplings
Supplements/Alternative Medicine (shark cartilege and liver oil) Shark Cartilege pills, shark cartilege powder, energy drinks and supplements, shark liver oil pills, manta gill rakers.
Cosmetics- Squalene (shark liver oil) lotions and deodorants, sunscreen, medical creams, vaccines, lip balm and lipstick, face cream and cosmetics.
Steaks/fillets (shark and ray) fish and chips, Thresher, Mako Steaks, Rock Salmon, Whitefish Fillets.
Skin/Leather (Shagreen) Wallets and purses, shoes and furniture, other leather products.
Shark souvenirs- (Teeth, jaws, skin) Jewelry- if it isn't a fossil don't buy it.
Pet Products- Food, shoes, supplements.
Imitation crab, lobster and shrimp.
Surimi- often includes shark.
All these products if consumed can contain Mercury which is very dangerous to the human body.
Our vision at Fin Free Florida is to turn Florida into a state that bans the sale, distribution and trade of shark fins and shark fin products. By establishing Florida as Fin Free we are taking a stand and saying that we value the life of sharks and understand the importance they play in the ecosystem. We are announcing to the world that Florida will not tolerate the cruelty to continue and that we will not support the torture and inevitable killing that finning of sharks entails any longer.
By cutting off the demand in our state we are sending a clear message to suppliers that their business is not wanted or welcomed in our state. We will be joining the voices of Hawaii, Guam, CNMI and Washington and now Delaware. Each state that adds their voice will aid in our committment to protect sharks. We are slowly working towards a Fin Free United States one state and one bill at a time.
Find Restaurants in your area that are currently serving Shark Fin Soup
All across the world there are tens of millions of sharks that die a slow, torturous, unnecessary death year after year, because of the shark finning industry. When sharks are finned the sharks are captured and harvested in ridiculous numbers, then are brought onboard and had their fins hacked off. Then their finless still living, breathing, bodies are thrown back into the ocean where they are left to starve, be eaten by other fish or drown to death. Shark fins are primarily being stolen in such large numbers because of the growing demand for shark fin soup, which is an Asian delicacy, but one that has spread to the U.S.
Fin Free Florida is dedicated to the protection of sharks and is committed to ligislating to ban the sale, distribution and trade of shark fins and shark fin products in florida.
Let's make Florida a fin free state!
Check out the Fin Free message on this Calico Dragon crossbody bag and wallet
I personally helped to design these two products with Calico Dragon Bags to raise awareness on the plight of sharks. While the promotional period has passed to contribute a portion of the proceeds to Fin Free it is still a great way to raise awareness and is an excellent conversation starter each and every time you leave your home carrying one of these products. Click the links above to see each item description and check out their other animal rights themed merchandise.