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Leonardo DiCaprio: Save the Sharks!

Leonardo DiCaprio: Save the Sharks!

Leonardo DiCaprio, along with fellow advocates Scarlett Johansson, Megan Fox, and Ke$ha, among others, have teamed up with WildAid, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Humane Society of the United States to bring attention to dwindling shark populations worldwide.

The foursome and a slew of others have written a letter to the California State Senate supporting Assembly Bill 376, which would ban the sale of shark fins in California.

“The International Union for the Conservation of Nature has concluded that a third of shark species are now threatened with extinction of some kind,” Leo, Scarlett, Megan, Kesha, and others celebrity advocates said in a letter to congress.

Leo further stated, “Despite fisheries attempts at regulation, the inhumane practice of finning continues unabated too, as does the illegal capture of sharks from marine reserves and sovereign waters.”

Others involved in the cause include Alexander Skarsgard, Rachel Bilson, Ian Somerhalder, Ben Stiller, and more. Visit the humanesociety.org for more information.

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  • Dieter

    I hope that Leonardo marries Cameron Diaz: she wants to save the ocean’s as well !!!!!

  • Isabela

    amazing! I love when celebs work together to reach something good to the world (it sounds lame what i wrote, but i couldn’t know how to express myself about this well hehe)

  • Aphrodite

    Can they write a letter to congress asking to speak the truth about the poison (radiation) consuming the Pacific West Coast? Or maybe they can write a letter to congress speaking out about the Solar Maximum in 2012 and the possibly of our electrical grids being wiped and causing world wide nuclear meltdowns.

    Just a Thought!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • well…

    … it`s kind of hard to take Dicaprio seriously these weeks. I`m all about saving the sharks but I don`t want to hear it from someone who leaves his principles behind when he goes on vacation to Europe ( private jets, yachts…etc. ) then tries to be concerned about the environment and stuff like that. Not to mention he doesn`t really come off as someone intelligent or mature based on his media-frenzy romance…

  • sony

    @well…:

    you are so boring!!!!!!!!!!!!! do you like your boyfriend/girlfriend? good for you.

    his girlfriend is not your problem!!

  • well…

    @sony: Take it easy! I posted my overall opinion about him and that includes his recent romance that doesn`t put him into a particularly positive light. That`s all, don`t talk too much into it! Relax!

  • Sly

    @Well:

    Have to agree with you, especially with your last sentence.

    Hope he’ll come to his senses soon and won’t let the wannabe actress ruin his reputation.

  • sony

    @Sly:

    his sense?? his sense according to your opinion?? … move on girl!!

  • unknown

    LOL Megan Fox an advocate? She just desperately wants to remain relevant. She has never talked about things like that in interviews or apart of anything. Bought her own “award” in Maui as well. Pathetic

  • http://j.com kå simply àmazing!

    better leonardo with scarlet :)

  • Hidden Secrets

    Leo, Scarlett, Megan, Kesha? That’s GOOOOOD for a Laugh. oohh yes!!!!! LMFAO. hmmm……. No m sure, Leo has LOST it. How can he expect anyone to take him seriously after all of his REAL Lifestyle, the recent EUROPE NAUSEATING ROMANCE, but where is his supposed GF on this letter? No mention?? She was all talking in her OVERLY STRANGE way about sharks on some show i saw recently. And now this? Man u have got to be kidding me. We know how it works, It was the same with X. X was hated coz of who she was, but Flakey??? REALLY man??? And u couldn’t find a decent woman this time? O! YES! for that to happen, FIRST u will have to be DECENT urself, which u sadly ARE NOT!…. so just stop with public manipulation already. I swear when we meet, and we will coz i want to punch u hard in ur face, I WILL PUNCH U HARD IN UR FACE. Hating Leo right Now!

  • Hidden Secrets

    Scarlett, Megan, Kesha, hahahahahahaha…… I m just LAUGHING MY FU-CKI-NG A$$ OUT LOUD. I mean COMON!! Could it get any DOLLED-UP, fake, dumber and stupid? No one is going to take The FOURSOME – :P – seriously. The letter sounds insanely funny. LMAO!

  • http://fourleafcloverblog.com Eva @ Four Leaf Clover

    This is such great news! I hope this helps end shark finning soon… not just in the US, but worldwide. I’ve been reading so much lately about how drastic the decline in marine animals has been and that the damage done to oceans are so much worse than previously thought. Thanks for sharing this info, Jared.. I’m pleasantly surprised to have heard about it here first!

  • @#11

    @Hidden Secrets:

    You should hate yourself, you nasty violent person

  • Happy

    @Hidden Secrets:

    Go ahead and laugh. I don’t like most of them, but I recognize that they have fans and this cause like any needs to appeal to a wide cross section of people. If having those names attached gets the attention of people who otherwise wouldn’t have a clue, that’s great.

  • Happy

    @Hidden Secrets:

    It got Jared’s attention.

  • Coincidence?

    Blake L. was just talking about sharks on Leno a couple weeks ago.

  • Coincidence?

    Blake L. was just talking about sharks being endangered on Leno a couple weeks ago.

  • http://www.randomgoofiness.com Ambrose Mugwump

    For a moment i thought that headline read…

    Leonardo DiCaprio: Save the Skanks!

  • 4BEE

    For real i don’t care about sharks there’s a million things more important than this BS ! Plus if they all disapear of the ocean i wouldn’t be scared to jump into it without having to fear for my life while i’m swimming ! Leo focus on more important things like war , discrimation , poverty …

  • Isabela

    @4BEE: if sharks disapear, the whole ocean life will change, there will be no more predators to some fishes while others will disapear too, and those can be the ones that we eat, so it will make the world hunger grown, so think twice and you say that you don’t care for this

  • offtheproperty

    Sharks are not the greatest.

  • Hidden Secrets

    @14 & happy: Did not mean to offend u or anyone, It is a serious ISSUE, but i could care less when i am talking about the truth here. He is just messing with u people. U really think he CARES about sharks? He only cares about himself, he’s just trying to turn the attention to his – not so – real side, once again. It’s all too messed up. But u don’t have to believe me. According to Los Angeles Times “The measure, which has been passed by the state Assembly, is opposed by the Asian Food Trade Assn., which says banning the fins without banning the rest of shark meat “unfairly targets the Chinese and Asian eating habits,’’ according to an analysis by legislative staff.” IT’s an altogether a BIGGER game than u guys can understand. It involves politics, but u won’t see that, coz u don’t want to. But u r entitled to ur opinions so say what u want to say. But have to say Leo, Scarlett, Megan, Kesha are not the type of names one expects to see associated with such a cause at hand. It requires people who r true to their word and live by what they preach and not by ‘Do as i say, Not as i do’ philosophy. Also i agree with the article, why just ban the shark fins, why not the whole shark meat? Like i said, it’s a MUCH MUCH bigger game than anyone can realize.

  • Aphrodite

    @Isabela. Well, Frankly world hunger is suffered mostly in third world countries…. And I don’t think ‘saving the sharks’ is going to help it go down because does it look like they want Fish??! It’s too difficult when there are other foods more fitting. When 500 people own 98% of the worlds wealth… Makes this whole thing annoying as hell. Our human race is about to be wiped out as we know it and few are aware. ESPECIALLY the ignorant masses.

  • Hidden Secrets

    @Aphrodite: Spot on.

  • Hidden Secrets

    @Aphrodite: Spot on.

  • speechless

    Ditto…
    HUGE transfer of wealth happened during the recession, and it’s still happening. People will be losing their pensions. There are many losses still happening. Thanks for pointing that out Aphrodite.

  • becks

    Leo is `dating` D-list Lively and campaigning with others on her level like Megan Fox and Scarlett ( what happened to her career? ). Weird… It is a good cause but there are way more important ones!

  • bailey

    He’s not an elitist snob. I like that.

  • @bailey

    Are you sure about that? It`s hard to believe that someone who grew up in show business and Hollywood is not `elitist snob`.

  • bailey

    “Give back as much as you can and as often as you can, and remember there is no elite group out there that you cannot belong to.”

    That’s Leo. He grew up in poorer part of L.A., and faced a lot of rejection in the business and in school at an early age.

  • vale

    White people love sharks

  • Hillary

    Decaprio is a Hollywood Hypocrite. He espouses Al Gore’s global warming warnings and says he tries to live “Green” yet he continues to pollute the Earth’s air by chain smoking.

  • @33

    He quit full time smoking. He smokes the occasional cigar and a little puff very infrequently. Quitting is hard, but he seems to be doing a good job.
    .
    Oh… Hilary? You’re damaging the earth right now as you type here on JJ by using electricity and a computer that has internal components raped from a 3rd world country (Nigeria). Just pointing out the hypocrisy, hon.

  • LC

    Leo fans are ridiculous they choose to remain blinded by his charms rather than acknowledge his many flaws.

  • speechless

    What most people don’t know is that Al Gore will benefit big time financially due to the carbon tax. He’s also admitted that C02 is not the major cause of climate change. I doubt he cares about the environment either. It’s all political. I think Leo cares about animals. I’m not sure he set out to impact environmental issues. I think he started out with the environment, set a pretty good example for other celebs, and got labled. I think he has a bigger soft spot for animals.

  • LC

    And for those of you foolish enough to believe that is him writing those “save the sharks” tweets or any of his “environmental” actions you need to stop drinking the kool-aid.

    Leo said it himself, he took up a cause to avoid talking about his personal life, instead he talks about the environment. Basically being the good little actor by reading the lines written for him by his people. Through his actions Mr. DiCaprio has proven he’s no environmentalist. As soon as I heard Fake Lively was talking about sharks as well I knew it was just another PR stunt since he got bashed so bad over the use of yachts and private jets during the European holiday with Flake.

  • bailey

    @LC:

    It’s obvious you don’t know what you’re talking about.

  • LC

    @bailey:

    And its obvious you are just a rabid fan.

  • bailey

    @@33:

    So true.

  • bailey

    @LC:

    At least he has some charms. You don’t seem to have any, and are blinded by your own jealousy or hatred.

  • bailey

    @LC:

    And you a rabid hater.

  • blindness

    @@33:

    The occasional cigar?! Just Google Leo and cigar, the kid is constantly smoking! I get you like the guy but come on let’s not lie to ourselves either.

  • LC

    @bailey:

    At least I know how to think for myself instead of believing every word a celeb says even though his actions speak the total opposite.

    I am not hating on anyone, but I am pointing out the obvious. If it walks like a duck it is a duck no matter if it’s trying to moo. LOl!

    I bet your boyfriend cheats on you and you don’t even realize it as long as he says the right words.

  • Marieme

    Don’t get me started on how horribly our oceans are being treated. Species are starving and dying off or wantonly slaughtered. It’s disgusting how little people care! How could you not care about belugas, dolphins, whales and yes sharks! Has anyone ever seen the beach after a storm? There’s enough garbage to fill hundreds of cans and bags. Makes me ill. Obama rightfully called the oceans “sacred.” I wish he and those in congress would remember that when it comes to legislation. We’re doing band-aid work instead of being pro-active.

    So yeah, save our animals species. And thank you very much to each celebrity involved!!

  • rebecca

    Oh look at the celebrities jumping on the bandwagon! Oceana has been campaigning on behalf of sharks for years without the help of fame****** Leonardo

    http://act.oceana.org/sign/p-scaredforsharks/

  • sam

    As if Megan Fox can even spell the word shark!

  • limit

    @becks:

    you are a idiot!!!

    Norton, Ben Stiller or Scarlett are no C list!!

    what are you doing with your life??

  • pepe

    Leo is not an animal love. He’s a steak guzzling greedy pig. Look at his size.

  • http://www.flickfilosopher.com/blog/2008/10/warning_stolen_biological_mate.html Serge

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    S.J. is stolen biological material, taken against will and formed to clones line 200 pieces total. Sign of dangerous criminal activity. Original Scarlett Galabekian future pediatrician doctor, pediatrician nurse license she obtained in 2008

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