13 Nov '11, 7pm

Some Chinese Losing Their Taste For Shark Fin Soup | Care2 Causes

Some Chinese Losing Their Taste For Shark Fin Soup | Care2 Causes

Shark fin has been banned in California , in Toronto and elsewhere but shark fin soup remains a popular delicacy that more people in China and Hong Kong can now afford. Soup made using shark fin is a delicacy in Chinese culture dating back to the 10th century Song Dynasty. With the recent rise of economic prosperity in China, demand has grown significantly, with devastating results for the world’s shark population. The population of many species of shark has fallen by 90 percent in recent decades. Hong Kong is the center of the trade, with 80 percent of shark fin products passing through it from 100 different countries; Spain is the biggest supplier. Some 40 percent of the shark fin auctioned in Hong Kong is from 14 species that are all on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s “red list ” of endangered species . After being pretty much hacked off a shark...

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