Shark Fin Soup

Shark fin soup is a Cantonese delicacy served as a symbol of prosperity and social status.

However, the process of harvesting shark fin shows zero humanity. The process is commonly known as finning, whereby fins are cut from living sharks and then the sharks are thrown back into the sea as shark meat has little market value. These finless sharks being unable to manoeuvre in the sea, either die from suffocation or attacked by other sea creatures.

New generation Chinese should phase out the consumption of shark fin soup in wedding dinner and other functions. This bold move is necessary as it’s a critical step to safeguard the population of sharks from extinction and to stop the brutality of the finning process.

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