What is China's national dish, Shark Fin soup?
It's certainly not Peking Duck. The way China's new rich are persistently
demanding Fish wing soup (translation) and others are under acute
pressure to supply it at events like weddings and banquets one could
easily think so. Once the food of Chinese Emperors, it's new popularity
is putting the worlds shark population under so much pressure they could
soon go the same way as Chinese Emperors....extinct.
Nobody knows how many ten of millions of sharks are being caught on
long lines only for their fins, often these are cut off and the living
sharks torso pushed back into the sea to die slowly in that condition,
the process of shark finning is a brutal business that cannot be allowed
to go on. An increasing number of countries and cities are bringing
in bans and controls on the trade...that can go on! One notion is that
it's good for you, alas, with so much mercury in shark fin it certainly
won't be healthy.
Please pass a link to this picture to friends and Chinese concerns.
There is a video on youtube now viewed by some 451,000
Acrylic on canvas 3 x 2 ft
The above anti shark finning T- shirt is one of many, together with other anti
shark fin soup regalia you can get from the special section in my