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Transforming a Community: Fishing for Mantas and Ecotourism

Transforming a Community: Fishing for Mantas and Ecotourism

Transforming a Community: Fishing for Mantas and Ecotourism

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Half of the Earth's Species May Disappear in 100 Years

HALF of Earth’s species may disappear in 100 yrs. Watch #RacingExtinction tonight on Discovery & #StartWith1Thing http://thndr.me/QkY0IG

HALF of Earth’s species may disappear in 100 yrs. Watch #RacingExtinction tonight on Discovery & #StartWith1Thing http://thndr.me/QkY0IG

Call out FedEx

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FedEx has a choice to make. Are they going to join UPS and other shipping companies and stand up for sharks, or are they going to continue contributing to sharks’ extinction? 

Now is the time for us all do to our part to save sharks, and demand that FedEx stop shipping shark fins. The company is beginning to sweat and has acknowledged our request to make change to their policy and has pushed our request up to their senior leadership.

30 seconds of your time will make all the difference

Please call the FedEx CEO, Fred Smith, and deliver  a simple message that his company must act. Leave a voice mail if he doesn’t answer.

You have the power to make a difference by simply making a quick phone call. Please take action, as every one of our voices is extremely important and needs to be heard.

Executive assistant to FedEx CEO, Fred Smith:

Carmine Echols

901-369-3600

executiveservices@fedex.com

Script Option 1 (short)

Hi Carmine,

I would like to leave a message for Fred Smith. My name is ________ . I am calling in regards to FedEx’s policies that currently allow the shipment of shark fins.  I ask that your company does the right thing and changes its policy right now, joining UPS and others. Thank You.

Script Option 2 (detailed)

Hi Carmine, 

I would like to leave a message for Fred Smith. My name is ________ . I am calling in regards to FedEx’s policy on shark fin.  UPS banned shark fin due to concerns about the enforcement capabilities of the authorities and potential inaccuracy of visual inspection used by experts as part of the CITES certification process. 

Since the potential for misidentification presents an unacceptable business condition for UPS, how then can FedEx ENSURE that it is not breaking the law? I ask that your company does the right thing and changes its policy right now, joining UPS and others. Thank You.

Fed Up With FedEx

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Just because something is legal, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it is either moral, ethical or sustainable. – Alex Hofford, Wildlife Campaigner, WildAid

Up to 73 million sharks are killed for soup every year, and demand for their fins continues to decimate populations around the world.

Recently, UPS and DHL took a huge stand against this horrible practice and announced they will no longer ship shark fins. FedEx, however, won’t budge. The company is continuing to profit on the shark fin trade while other companies are standing for what’s right.

We can’t let this happen. Please take these important steps in the race and tell FedEx to use its global power to save sharks – not to help traffickers hunt them to extinction.

1.       Sign the Petitionhttp://bit.ly/1UWuRcj

2.       Call and/or Email FedEx

Optional Script:

Hello,

I am calling/emailing to urge FedEx to stop shipping shark fins. Up to 73 million sharks die each year for their fins to end up in soup. With UPS and DHL not allowing this shipment, it is import that FedEx follows and helps play a pivotal role in stopping the disappearance of sharks from our ocean.

Thank you for your time,

(INSERT NAME)

CONTACT

Mitch Jackson

Vice President of Environmental Affairs and Sustainability, FedEx Corporation

Phone: 901-818-7402

Email: mitch.jackson@fedex.com

Twitter: @mitch_jackson

Rebecca Tong

FedEx Asia Pacific

Phone: +852 2514 0813

Email: rebecca.tong@fedex.com

David Hill

FedEx Custom Critical Communications

Phone: 234-310-4169

Email: dhhill@fedex.com

Jim McCluskey

Media Relations at FedEx

Phone: 901-508-2077

Email: jmmccluskey@fedex.com

#FedEx SaveSharks RacingExtinction