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xariatay

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Re: Campaign against shark's fin
« Reply #10 on: 25 Aug 10, 12:56 »
That's good to know!
Kudos to Sakae Sushi for saying no to Shark-Fin! :D


Hate to be the bringer of bad news.... but COST is likely the reason why Sakae Sushi doesn't use real shark fins  :P

But never the less.... still better than nothing  ;D
Haha, but can u imagine IF they serve shark fin, we would have 1 less place to go to??  ;)
some ppl are surprisingly stubborn abt their preference for shark fins even though what are served for normal dinner functions are those cheap types.
The company i am working at holds annual get together for over 200 staffs for dinner f/b bowling. And i have refused to attend and stating my reasons for not attending is mainly because the organiser insists on having shark's fin in the menu.
What i observed abt these ppl are, they are low level employees that cannot afford to eat shark's fin on their own (thus having or ordering them on company's account).

Wow, luckily I have better luck than u... For last year's staff lunch, I emailed to the organizing committee to ask them to change the soup for our table to the non shark-fin version (& of course send them the details of shark-finning etc) & this year, they didn't order shark fin for the staff lunch.  ;D

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Re: Shark Finning: Shark's fin soup-eat without guilt
« Reply #11 on: 25 Aug 10, 13:28 »
Kudos to Shaw!

Read the article below on Shark Finning: Shar's fin soup-eat without guilt by By Giam Choo Hoo, For The Straits Times on 1 Dec 06. Shame On him!
The writer is a member of the Cites Animals Committee and a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, England.

Attended a "debate" between Dr Giam & Louis of ACRES, organised by the Nature Society last year... Mr Giam still maintained that most of the sharks were finned after their death & most sharks were caught by the artisanal fisherman in their small "canoes" etc! All these years, he didn't change his tune 1 bit, really hope he would be replaced soon! Is anyone surprised to know why our top people do see the need to protect shark - because CITES say so!!! Oh, wetpixel had a lively discussion abt his article too http://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=16437&st=0...

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Re: Campaign against shark's fin
« Reply #12 on: 25 Aug 10, 16:03 »
There was a similar complete pile of crud in Today a few days ago.  At least they have published the responses rubbishing them.  They were factually wrong as well in the determination of what was endangered vs what was protected (largely because of certain nations fishing habits and politics).

Only answer, as with anything, stop the demand then the supply has no reason to exist.

In any case kudos to the bride and groom and good luck.
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Re: Campaign against shark's fin - Proj AWARE's Petition
« Reply #13 on: 02 Sep 10, 14:49 »
Sign this if you haven't... Thanks! http://www.projectaware.org/givesharksachance
There are millions of divers & only 38k signatures on the website, the percentage is so low...  ::)


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Please go and click "Like" on this page 請曾特首在施政報告中暫絶魚翅 Please say no to shark fin soup in your CE policy address http://www.facebook.com/CePaSharkFin?v=wall#!/CePaSharkFin?v=info... This WWF HK led initiative is hoping to make their voices heard!

"Every October, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong delivers his Policy Address. We, the undersigned green groups, scholars, and concerned citizens, request the insertion of a pledge in his 2010 Policy Address, that --

"until there is convincing evidence proving the impact of shark fisheries to be compatible with the principles of sustainable development, the HKSAR government will halt the consumption of shark fin soup at all official banquets."

This request follows previous letters from some of the co-signing organizations to the HK SAR Government advocating a similar policy change, for which the answer we could get so far has been that “the matter is being looked into”. We urge Mr. Tsang to take concrete action, through this simple pledge in his Policy Address."

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Re: Campaign against shark's fin
« Reply #15 on: 08 Sep 10, 14:47 »
I still don't get it, why do so many people still continue consuming useless thing. :'(

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Re: Campaign against shark's fin
« Reply #16 on: 09 Sep 10, 16:47 »
This article appeared in China Daily http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/hkedition/2010-09/08/content_11271336.htm

Whale of a horror story
By Simon Parry (HK Edition)
Updated: 2010-09-08 07:37
"A three-minute video filming of the killing of a whale shark on a Philippine beach has started changing the palate and taste of Hong Kong. Simon Parry reports.

It is a pathetic, heart-rending sight. A bloodied whale shark lies motionless on a beach in the Philippines after suffering a painful death and a gaggle of fishermen and tourists stroll casually around its crumpled corpse.

The shark was captured by hunters who hacked its fins and then dumped it back in the sea to die. For the fishermen, who towed it to shore to give it a mercifully quicker death, it was all too common a sight in the waters of the Pacific Ocean where impoverished fishing communities value sharks for their fins.

This death was different, however.

A group of tourists from Hong Kong, who were witness to the horror scene and captured the act of cruelty on their video cameras, have lent a loud voice to the campaign against the culture of shark's fin consumption.

The three-minute footage has become an Internet fodder for activists, joined in by tens of thousands on YouTube and other sites. A hugely popular campaign has been launched on Facebook calling for cutting gift money for Hong Kong couples who serve shark's fin at their wedding banquets.

Some 19,000 people have signed up for the Chinese-language Facebook page titled Say No to Shark's Fin Soup.

For those Hong Kong tourists, who filmed the whale shark's painful death, as well as the countless Facebook campaigners, the message is the same: "I'll never eat shark's fin again."

Now, six months after the video started circulating, there are signs of a sea-change in people's opinion about the shark's fin trade in Hong Kong, which according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), accounts for half the global business. An estimated 73 million sharks are slaughtered a year. "

If you haven't seen that video of the whale shark dying on the beach of Anilao, watch it here... Warning: Very sad...  :'(  :'(
The shark's horrible death stirred many HK people into action.

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Re: Campaign against shark's fin
« Reply #17 on: 09 Sep 10, 20:09 »
I still don't get it, why do so many people still continue consuming useless thing. :'(

Damm, this is bloody cruel... I dont understand either. Why people still eating this useless and tasteless crap? ??? The fins are worth more on a shark than in a bloody bowl of soup... >:( >:(
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Re: Campaign against shark's fin
« Reply #18 on: 24 Sep 10, 14:28 »
Another place - this time Ecuador but the same sad, sickening scene  :'( >:(

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Miles-OSullivan-Photography/109184932445408?v=wall#!/album.php?aid=30760&id=109184932445408

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Honduras and Palau Challenge the World to Save Sharks
PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Sept. 22
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUS196110+22-Sep-2010+PRN20100922
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Re: Campaign against shark's fin
« Reply #19 on: 26 Sep 10, 11:44 »
My brother is getting married next year, and I am really glad that he chose a menu without sharkfin. He is not a diver but he knows my views on sharkfin and actually did this for me.  :)

I'm also seeing more and more friends choosing non-sharkfin menus for their banquets. Hopefully more people will follow this trend.