Friday, June 27, 2008

The Shark Fin Soup

This is how it looks like in a Chinese wedding dinner....
* As many as 40 sharks are killed for a Chinese Wedding. Give the sharks a chance. Give up shark fin soup. www.seashepherd.org

I don't who created this shark fin soup but I guess it has been the menu for Chinese wedding for very very long time. During the old days, if a wedding doesn't include shark fin, guests will say its a cheapo wedding dinner. Well being expensive is not really that much problem, but to sharks it is a huge problem.

According to wildlife conservationists, much of the trade in sharks' fins is derived from fins cut from living sharks; this process is called finning.[17] Because shark meat is worth much less, the finless and often still-living sharks are thrown back into the sea to make room on board the ship for more of the valuable fins.[17] When returned to the ocean, the finless sharks, unable to move, either die from suffocation or are consumed by other sharks or animals. Numbers of some shark species have dropped as much as 80% over the last 50 years. - Wikipedia

Think twice when attending a Chinese wedding and boycott Shark fin or else we won't see any sharks anymore in the future...

1 comment:

=::~+Reiko+~::= said...

Now where got REAL shark fin soup already? all are 'fen si' lo... Haha...