05 Sep '12, 8am

Hong Kong Airline Bans the Transport of Shark Fins

As word has spread of the moral and environmental horrors associated with the shark fin trade, governments throughout the world have begun enacting bans on the sale and possession of that cruel commodity -- and now the world's largest cargo airline is getting in on the act. In a statement released today, Chinese air freight company Cathay Pacific announced that it would no longer permit the transport of shark products -- despite being based in Hong Kong, where the demand for traditional shark fin soup continues to thrive. "Cathay Pacific has decided to stop shipping unsustainably sourced sharks and shark-related products,'' reads the statement, as reported by The Standard . "There is very compelling scientific evidence to support that this is the right thing to do for a company committed to sustainability. "Specifically, due to the vulnerable nature of sharks, their rapidl...

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