04 April 2012

Ke$ha Tweets to save sharks

Early Tuesday morning, pop singer Ke$ha “tweeted” in support of Maryland’s Senate banning the possession, sale, trade and distribution of shark fins.

“Maryland Senate votes to ban the sale of shark fins! ANIMALS – Keep up the pressure to stop this cruel practice,” posted Ke$ha (@keshasuxx), adding a link to the Humane Society of the United States announcement.

In September 2011, Ke$ha, best known for singles Tik Tok and We R Who We R featured on her debut album Animal, was named the Humane Society International’s first global ambassador. In March, she made her first HSUS video, calling for a boycott of Canadian seafood until the government outlaws seal hunting.

Up to 73 million sharks are used to supply the international demand for fins that are considered a status symbol in high-end entrees, according to the Humane Society of the United States.

“[The bill] awaits action by the House Environmental Matters Committee before the Maryland General Assembly adjourns on April 9,” according HSUS.

If legislation is enacted, Maryland will become the fifth state to outlaw the shark fin trade.

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Buffalo, New York Kaitlyn is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and minor in Women’s Studies. She worked as a barista at a vegan cafĂ© before landing a job as assignment editor for a TV news station in Buffalo, New York. She's trying to be a “runner" and just signed up to run her first half-marathon in May. Also, she loves food - especially vegan cupcakes.

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