To the editor:
It's easy to feel helpless sometimes when you hear about a plant or animal that's going extinct. But in the case of the bluefin tuna, one of the ocean's most remarkable creatures, each of us can help.

Bluefin tuna are an incredible fish: They grow up to 10 feet long, are warm-blooded and are so speedy that some have been clocked at 50 miles per hour. Unfortunately, they're in trouble because they're being overfished so they can be served in certain sushi restaurants in the United States and around the world.

But by cutting the market demand for this fish, we can give it a fighting chance at survival. That's why I recently joined more than 20,000 who have pledged not to eat bluefin tuna and not to spend my money at restaurants that serve it. You can sign up, too, at

Consumers still have power in this country, and I urge you to use yours to help put bluefin tuna back on the road to recovery.


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