Shark Fin Soup Off The Menu At China Luxury Hotels

Publication: Forbes

Author: Kenneth Rapoza

11/28/2011 - Somewhere deep in the Pacific Ocean, seventy million reef sharks are saying thank you in their own sharky language.

A number of Chinese luxury hotels and popular restaurants have decided to take shark fin soup off the menu to help keep the species from becoming extinct. The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, parent company of The Peninsula Hotels chain, said that it will stop serving shark fin on Jan 1 at all of its eight hotels globally, including one in Shanghai, one in Beijing and one in Hong Kong.

The culinary industry’s move has been lauded by animal protection organizations, China Daily reported on Monday.

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