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There is no reason to eat any dish, of any culture, that leads to the endangerment of a species.
I grew up eating shark fin soup (I'm from Hong Kong) but I stopped once I realized the consequences of this tradition.
It is important that the ban on shark finning be enforceable. The shark fin trade has parallels to the ivory trade and our experience with ivory demonstrates that the only way we can enforce it is to cut the demand.
Heard this excellent discussion on KQED about the enforceability issue... http://www.kqed.org/a/forum/R20110216...
I personally feel that because Chinese have caused the depletion of sharks in the ocean, we have an added responsibility to support this ban.
March 3, 2011 at 1:05 a.m.
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