January Jones of TV’s Mad Men spent yesterday in Washington D.C. lobbying for a ban on shark finning, according to U.S. News & World Report. Jones has been making the news as of late with her shark conservation efforts and has teamed with Oceana with a Scared FOR Sharks campaign. Jones expressed her disappointment in Discovery Channel’s Shark Wark to L.A. Times blogger, Elizabeth Snead, stating that, "They kind of paint a terrible bloody picture. It’s the wrong thing to do."
It’s good to see somebody with a bit of star power making headlines in a positive manner for shark conservation efforts. Kudos to January Jones!