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January Jones advocates for sharks (8 Comments)

january_jonesMad Men actress January Jones went to Washington, D.C. this week to lobby for the Shark Conservation Act of 2009, saying, “We should be scared FOR sharks, not of them. The survival of sharks and the health of our oceans depend on it.” Jones became a spokesman for Oceana’s Save Sharks campaign earlier this year. The Shark Conservation Act would outlaw shark “finning,” a cruel practice in which sharks’ fins are cut off, only to be dumped back into the sea to suffer a slow death. The law would require that sharks be brought in to land in one piece and would stop the massacre of hundreds of thousands of sharks each year by fishermen who make enormous profit by just getting the fins. Jones recently swam in the ocean with sharks while in the Bahamas with Oceana, an environmental group that works to protect the oceans of the world. “It’s exhilarating,” Jones said at the Variety Power of Women luncheon last Friday, where she was honored for her work with the environmental group. “They’re beautiful creatures and to be in that close proximity with them was a dream come true.”