California has recently placed a ban on shark fin soup and celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and Ted Danson are rejoicing that their efforts to end the terrible treatment of sharks are finally being recognized.
“Thanks for all your calls, emails, signatures, posts and retweets. We did it!!” DiCaprio wrote on his Facebook page.
“This is a big step in the right direction," Danson said in a recent interview. "California is responsible for selling, trading and distributing large amounts of shark fins that come from all over the world…It joins new legislation recently passed in Oregon, Washington and Hawaii, adding up to coast wide protections for sharks, which is great news and a big improvement over just a couple of years ago. Sharks are in real trouble and they need all the help they can get."