24 May '11, 3am

Ban on Selling Shark Fins Passes California Assembly

A 'product' most commonly procured by slicing off an integral part of a living animal, which is often then tossed back into the sea to die, is one step closer to being made illegal to sell, trade or possess in the state of California: shark fins. For years, the particularly cruel practice has allowed for shark fins to remain a menu item in traditional Chinese cuisine, where it is considered a delicacy. But now, after a lengthy debate on the floor of the state's assembly, lawmakers have sided with reason and decency -- by helping to ensure that sharks' fins remain their own.

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