Chinese shark fin soup ban

argylesock says… The tide’s turning against eating shark fins. Not a minute too soon, say I.

Dear Kitty. Some blog

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

China on Sunday announced a ban on the serving of shark fin and bird’s nest soup at official banquets, as part of a sweeping government crackdown on corruption and excessive spending.

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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About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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