(SHARK FIN SOUP) Due to depleting shark populations and the inhumane nature of shark finning, New York state has passed legislation to ban citizens from trading shark fins starting July 1st, 2014. Home to one of the nation’s largest Chinatowns, shark fin soup is an upscale Chinese dish that has been slowly phasing out of restaurants in New York since other states began banning the traditional delicacy. Being the last major market for shark fin in the U.S., this ban will hopefully encourage China to take more serious action to reduce the demand for shark fin. Click the link below for more information regarding this huge win for sharks and how traditional Chinese restaurants plan to deal with this new law. — Global Animal
Patrick Kwan of the Humane Society of the United States holds a dried shark fin inside of Chinatown's Po Wing Food Market. Photo Credit: Mark Bonifacio, New York Daily News
Patrick Kwan of the Humane Society of the United States holds a dried shark fin inside of Chinatown’s Po Wing Food Market. Photo Credit: Mark Bonifacio, New York Daily News

Read the New York Times article here: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2013/07/26/us/ap-us-shark-fins.html?hp&_r=0

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