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Actress and activist Jane Fonda is campaigning for a treaty to save marine creatures that are hunted for food, such as sharks, swordfish, octopus, and tuna. Fonda believes that these creatures “play with us and they feel emotions” and “are our brethren in the ocean”. Her message comes as talks resume at the United Nations headquarters in New York to forge a long-awaited and elusive treaty to safeguard the world’s marine biodiversity. The key aim of the treaty is to turn 30 percent of the world’s oceans into marine sanctuaries by 2030, where fishing is banned.
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For almost four years, Fonda has been working with Greenpeace to raise awareness about the importance of protecting marine life. She recently delivered 5.5 million signatures from people in 157 countries to Rena Lee, president of the UN negotiations, demanding a strong Global Ocean Treaty. Fonda is calling for more action to be taken to save these creatures, which are often hunted for food and money.
The world cannot survive without healthy oceans, which provide 50 percent of the oxygen we breathe. However, the oceans are subject to overfishing and Pollution, including plastic waste that marine creatures ingest. The heating of the ocean as a result of Climate change is also killing kelp beds that many marine creatures depend on to live, and the leaching of fertilizer from industrial farms is causing massive and expanding dead zones in the ocean.
Fonda is a longtime lover of the ocean and an experienced scuba diver. She said that she has seen some of the most magnificent creatures in the ocean and believes that they may be more intelligent than us. She believes that saving the last great wild animals that are hunted for food is crucial.
Fonda believes that time is running out and that we must act quickly to protect our oceans. She warns that “even dogs don’t poop in their kennel” and that humans are destroying things they don’t understand. The ocean is a crucial ally in the fight against Climate change and protecting it should be a top priority for governments and individuals around the world.
We can all take action to save the ocean by reducing our use of single-use plastics and supporting sustainable fishing practices. We can also call on our leaders to take more action to protect our oceans and to Support the Global Ocean Treaty.
Let us join Jane Fonda in the fight to save our brethren in the ocean. Together, we can create a world that is healthier, cleaner, and more sustainable for all living beings.
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