(CULTURE) Shark fin soup has been considered a tasteless dish for a number of years now. Perpetuated by social and cultural pressures, the dish fuels a barbaric and wasteful practice where Chinese fishermen cut the fins off sharks, then throw the animals back into the ocean to die. Fortunately, China’s acceptance of the practice may be changing. China is finally opening it’s eyes beyond the scope of tradition as shark fin soup is not nearly as desired as it once was. Continue reading below to find out why China is turning its back on the consumption of shark fin soup. — Global Animal 
Once a desired dish, shark fin soup is starting to become less popular in China. Photo Credit: harmon/Flickr
Once a desired dish, shark fin soup is starting to become less popular in China. Photo Credit: harmon/Flickr

The New York Times, Bonnie Tsui

Read The New York Times article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/30/opinion/sunday/souring-on-shark-fin-soup.html?hp&_r=0

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