Jane Fonda campaigns to save ‘our brothers at sea’

Jane Fonda campaigns to save ‘our brothers at sea’

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Actress and activist Jane Fonda is campaigning for a treaty to save marine animals that are hunted for food, including sharks, swordfish, octopus and tuna, saying that when they lose their children, they feel joy, sadness and “in the ocean.” our brother.”

A day after talks resumed at UN headquarters to forge a long-awaited and elusive treaty to protect the world’s marine biodiversity, the 85-year-old Oscar winner told a news conference on Tuesday that these sea creatures “play with us and they feel emotions — and how we have so much Humility dares us to risk killing them for money and food.”

For nearly four years, Fonda said, she has been working with Greenpeace and came to New York to deliver 5.5 million signatures from people in 157 countries demanding a stronger global oceans treaty to UN negotiating president Rena Lee. The main goal of this agreement is to turn 30% of the world’s oceans into marine sanctuaries where fishing is prohibited by 2030.

Growing up in Santa Monica, California, Fonda said she loved the ocean and was at the beach every day it was warm enough. And he said he’s been scuba diving in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Ecuador’s Galapagos, the Caribbean and elsewhere around the world.

“I’ve swum with some of the coolest animals, and I know they can be a lot smarter than I am,” Fonda said. “And I love them, and I think we should all understand that we’re saving the last great wild animals that are hunted for food.”

Fonda said the world could not survive without healthy oceans, which scientists say provide 50% of the oxygen we breathe. But the oceans suffer from overfishing and pollution, including pieces of plastic that fish eat, he said.

Climate change is also destroying the kelp beds that many marine animals depend on for survival as a result of ocean warming, and fertilizer discharges from industrial farms are “creating vast and expansive dead zones in the ocean,” he said.

“The ocean is our ally,” Fonda said. “Let us love and honor it.”

Hervé Berville, France’s secretary of state for the oceans, who sat next to Fonda, said he believed “we have the political momentum” to overcome remaining challenges and reach an agreement on 30% protection of oceans by 2030 during the talks, which ended on March 3.

Fonda warns that time is running out.

“Even dogs don’t defecate in their kennels, because they know the kennels provide them with security and a home,” he said. “We’re pooping in our kennel.”

People are destroying things they don’t understand, Fonda said.

“Why the treaty is important is that it will force us to do the right thing, and to save this great ally that we call the sea – an ocean on this blue planet that can save us,” he said. “There’s a lot at stake.”

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