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<a href="http://www.ecorazzi.com/2011/08/15/food-network-agrees-to-stop-featuring-shark-meat-in-response-to-petition/" target="_blank">http://www.ecorazzi.com/2011/08/15/f...e-to-petition/</a><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block"><a href="http://change.org/" target="_blank">Change.org</a> has announced that less than ten days after their petition asking <b>Food Network</b> to stop using shark meat as an ingredient, the network has agreed. The <a href="http://www.change.org/petitions/food-network-stop-featuring-shark-as-food" target="_blank">petition</a> created by Change.org member Jessica Belsky of California states sadly, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, as many as one-third of all shark species are threatened with extinction or are close to becoming threatened. Because shark populations are in such dire straits, theres no reason for people to be eating these threatened swimmers, and asks signers to tell Food Network that you want a policy stating that shark will not be featured as an ingredient on air, in the magazine, or in recipes posted on Food Network-owned Web sites.<br>
Today, Sarah Parsons of Change.org has <a href="http://news.change.org/stories/victory-the-food-network-stops-promoting-shark-meat" target="_blank">shared the news</a> of the victory for these endangered ocean inhabitants. They quote a statement from Susie Stockton of the Food Network, As a policy, Food Network and Cooking Channel do not incorporate or showcase recipes that involve animals on endangered species list or the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch list, with the recent addition of sharks to those watch-lists, we will make sure that future content does not highlight shark as an ingredient. We understand there are many species with sustainability concerns, and we make efforts to stay informed and pass that information onto our audience.</div>
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Huh, an online petition did something <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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Fabulous news. I always sign those things and it's nice to hear that one of them has worked! Wahoo! It's encouragement to keep signing them.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Dieselsmom</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2978570"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Fabulous news. I always sign those things and it's nice to hear that one of them has worked! Wahoo! It's encouragement to keep signing them.</div>
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Same here. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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