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August 19, 2011 07:30 ET

Toronto Merchant Supporting Shark Fin Soup Ban With Free T-Shirt Printing

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 19, 2011) - A Greektown merchant specializing in bamboo clothing is demonstrating support to have shark fin soup banned in Toronto by offering free printing of slogans supporting the cause on shirts he sells and donating a portion of proceeds to Sharkwater Productions.

John Elias, owner of Do Bamboo on Danforth Ave., normally charges $10 for printing logos on shirts. In order to draw attention to a petition started by two City Of Toronto council members urging that shark fin soup be banned from local restaurants, he's designed logos supporting the cause and hopes to see them worn by supporters.

"While viewing the film 'Sharkwater' I was shocked to see the treatment of sharks when their fins are removed and they're dumped overboard to die."

"I have to try to do something to raise awareness of the problem and hopefully this will help do that," he said.

Mr. Elias also offers free environmental slogans on his t-shirts as part of an effort to raise awareness of being environmentally conscious.

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