27 Oct '11, 11am

Green Blog: Toronto Bans Shark Fin Sales

Jim Wilson/The New York Times Shark fins are considered a delicacy in Chinese cuisine, which is plentiful in Toronto. Shark fin soup will be off the menu before long in Canada’s largest city. After a frequently theatrical debate that included the flight of an inflatable shark around its chamber, the Toronto City Council voted this week to ban the consumption, possession and sale of shark fins. The move was opposed by the city’s mayor, Rob Ford, and questions were raised about the bylaw’s legal validity, but the motion was approved by a 38-to-4 vote. Soup prepared with shark fins is a costly delicacy that is often featured at Chinese weddings and other ceremonial occasions. Many immigrants to Canada from China settle in Toronto, so the city has an unusually large number of Chinese restaurants and grocers. But many animal protection groups, including WildAid , say that the v...

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