argylesock says… The tide’s turning against eating shark fins. Not a minute too soon, say I.
This video says about itself:
3 July 2012
China announces plans to ban shark fin soup at official functions, delighting environmentalists. Ramy Inocencio reports.
From AFP news agency:
China bans shark fin soup from official receptions
09 Dec 2013 03:38
Shark fin has effectively been off the menu at official dining tables since 2012 when Beijing pledged to bar the popular yet controversial delicacy as part of its anti-extravagance campaign.
Demand for shark fin has plummeted after many high-end hotels and restaurants stopped serving the dish, along with other expensive delicacies favoured by Communist Party officials such as abalone and bird’s nest soup.
An order from the Communist Party Central Committee and the State Council “explicitly ruled out dishes…
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