FINSPIRE CHANGE UK
SHARK GUARDIAN CAMPAIGN
From May to September 2020 Shark Guardian successfully lead a
UK Government Petition campaign to ban shark fin importations into the UK.
The petition ended on the 11th September 2020 with
We are now heading to UK Parliament!
Shark Guardian has inspired other shark conservation groups, NGOs and charities to support this campaign as it heads to parliament for debate
Debate date: To be confirmed
Meet Shark Guardian Ambassador: Robin Gallagher
Robin, a third year Politics student at Portsmouth University, has had a strong interest in sharks from a young age. After writing a report on shark finning as part of his course, Robin set up a petition asking the UK to ban the import of shark fins. His petition led to the birth of the Finspire Change UK Campaign. He is extremely proud to be a part of the Shark Guardian team as we look ahead to end finning for good.
Shark Guardian Finspire Change UK Campaign timeline & News:
May 2020: Finspire Change UK Campaign launched
Jun 2020: 10,000 Signatures reached
Jun 2020: First UK Government response to petition
Aug 2020: 50,000 Signatures reached
Sep 2020: 115,380 Signatures reached
What can you do to help?
STEP 2: Make contact
Email your MP
When writing your email, please be polite and to-the-point and make sure you include your name and address so that your MP knows you are a local constituent. Repeated, identical messages are subject to being blocked by spam filters, so it is very important that you use your own words. As guidance, here are some points you can include when writing your message:
Tweet your MP
Twitter is a very effective platform when reaching out to your local MP. To make this easy, we have created an automated twitter message for you. To start:
1. Login to your twitter account
2. Click on the button below
3. Search your MP by name or city
4. Click 'TWEET'
A generated message will appear on your twitter account for your selected MP. Then send!
Send your MP a postcard
The Shark Guardian Finspire Change UK post cards are awesome and unique. These post cards will certainly get noticed by your local MP.
You can download the Finspire Change post card here:
Or you can place and order for as many post cards as you want.