Actress January Jones co-wrote an opinion piece Monday for HuffPost with the CEO of an ocean protection group on AB 376, an anti-shark finning bill.
The Mad Men star is a spokeswoman for Oceana, the largest organization in the world that’s dedicated to protecting the oceans.
The California senate passed a bill last week that bans the sale, trade, possession, and distribution of shark fins in the state. Jones’ article was a plea to California residents in order to help get this bill signed by governor Jerry Brown.
Can Betty Draper write? Well, here’s an excerpt from the article:
Each year, tens of millions of sharks are killed for their fins, mostly to make shark fin soup. Shark finning is a horrific practice in which a shark’s fins are sliced off at sea and the shark is thrown back in the water to bleed to death. Thankfully, shark finning is illegal in U.S. waters, but that doesn’t stop the shark fin trade.
Shark populations around the world are crashing, which has cascading consequences on the marine food web. Sharks keep marine ecosystems in balance; we need sharks to maintain healthy oceans. This bill protects the at-risk shark species that are being targeted in unsustainable and unregulated fisheries worldwide.