Ban the selling of shark fin soup in local Hong Kong restaurants
  • Petitioned Donald Tsang

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Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Donald Tsang

Ban the selling of shark fin soup in local Hong Kong restaurants

    1. Petition by

      Nora Lin

      Shatin, Hong Kong

Hong Kong and China are the chief importers of shark fins for the creation of shark fin soup, and people come from far and wide for the dish. This means that shark fins are a popular demand.
Every year, about 100 million sharks are brutally murdered and of these 100 million, an estimated 73 million to 100 million of the deaths are results of shark finning, the process in which a shark’s fin is cut off and the shark is thrown back into the ocean to die. If this continues at the rate it is at right now, all 440 species of sharks may be extinct within the next decade or two. The population of sharks as a whole has already dropped 95% since the 1970s, simply due to finning.
We need to preserve our ocean's wildlife and make it so that our grandchildren will be able to visit sharks in their local aquarium, not through dusty, old library books.

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    • Diana Nymand BONN, GERMANY
      • almost 3 years ago

      All trade in shark products needs to be banned worldwide to save the sharks from extinction. The Asian countries need to step up for the ban now since they are the main consumers of such products - products which no one needs for survival and which are not even healthy to consume. Please ban shark fin soup and all other shark products!

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    • elizabeth reszke ALGONQUIN, IL
      • about 3 years ago

      this is animal cruelty. all animals, including sharks, feel pain. they suffer from this pain until they die from what us, humans, are doing to them. this should have been banned when this first started. what a horrible thing to do to a poor, innocent, animal. shame on people who do this.

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    • Phil Reilly CHELTENHAM, PA
      • about 3 years ago

      Speciecide!

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    • Rose Alice CLARENCE CENTER, NY
      • about 3 years ago

      Sharks are beauitful animals, and their fins should be kept on their bodies, not put in soup.

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    • Nina Kovari ALGONQUIN, HONG KONG
      • about 3 years ago

      Fin soup is just gross. All the mercury from the water goes into the fins, so eating shark fin soup is like eating mercury soup.

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