shark’s fin

Is the Shark-Fin Trade Facing Extinction?

A global campaign to end the harvesting and selling of shark’s fins, along with a crackdown within China on lavish banquets, where the fins were often served, is now seeing results. Chris Horton at The Atlantic reports...

Souring on Shark Fin Soup

Shark fin soup, once considered by Chinese as a symbol of status and wealth and a must-serve at wedding banquets, is now receiving a cold welcome among the younger generation. From Bonnie Tsui at The New York Times: In 2006,...

China Bans Shark Fin Soup at State Banquets

Shark fin soup, a symbol of wealth and social status across China, is banned at state banquets. The decision, carried out by the central government, has been widely welcomed by environmentalists. From the New York Times:“This is...

Celebrities Join in on Animal Rights Uproar (Updated)

 With the recent uproar about the inhumane practices of harvesting bear bile, celebrities, such as Yao Ming, have begun to speak out against animal cruelty. Animal welfare groups claim that this support from celebrities...

Fin Soup Threatens Survival of Sharks: Study

Due to China’s economic boom and the status of shark’s fin soup at events, such as weddings, a recent United Nations study claims that the Chinese are inadvertently threatening the survival of many shark species....



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