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Whale Sharks Are Being Slaughtered in China
Fisherman are deliberately killing the biggest fish in the world.
China Isn’t Feeling Shark-Fin Soup So Much Anymore
“We are getting lots of signals that attitudes are changing and prices are dropping because people no longer want to eat shark fin soup,” an activist says.
New York State Legislature Approves Ban on Sale of Shark Fins
Governor Cuomo just needs to sign off now.
China Has Banned Shark-Fin Soup at State Banquets
The ban will go into effect sometime in the next three years.
Bans and Fans
A Leo Tweet Lands on Our Turf
Leo tweets a request for help with the shark-fin ban.
President Obama’s Shark Fin Faux-Pas; Dino’s Burgers Opens in Pico-Rivera
Tongues wag as The Commander in Chief goes to one of San Francisco’s last restaurant’s serving the banned delicacy.
Shark Fin Smugglers Get Caught; Hello Kitty Restaurant Wows Japan
Higher minimum wage in San Francisco could mean fewer restaurant jobs, Wendy’s is big in Japan, and more in our daily news feed.
Shark Fin Purveyors Are Fuming; Meet Swedish Chef Magnus Nilsson
The sandwich chain wants you to have it your way, without sullying your fingers with cash.
The Gold Watch
The Brothers Gold Go Hunting for Shark Fin (On the Menu)
Mark Gold opposes a provision that would allow for so-called sustainable shark fins to be sold.
Jack Lee Removes Shark Fin From His Egg-Roll
The Hollywood caterer has a change of heart and mind, replacing the controversial ingredient with Alaskan king crab.
Hollywood Caterer Jack Lee Throws Shark Fin Into His $100 Lobster Eggroll
Even Jonathan Gold can’t sway the chef behind Chinois Cuisine to forgo the delicacy.
The Gold Watch
J. Gold’s Brother Goes Behind the Scenes of Shark Fin Op-Ed
The activist even claims to have once physically threatened his brother for eying the shark fin at a Chinese restaurant.
The Gold Watch
Jonathan Gold Backs Ban on Shark Fin
“We either stop eating it because we choose to preserve the species, or we stop eating it because soon there will be none left to eat.”
Shark Fin Ban Battle Gets Hot: Which Side is Yao Ming On?
Sides are increasingly being drawn, with powerful San Francisco lawmakers and Chinese restaurant owners on one side and green celebrities and environmental activists on the other.
California State Assembly Pushes A Ban on Shark Fins
An opponent calls the proposed bill insensitive to Asian culture.
Getting Married at McDonald’s; Homeboy Chips and Salsa a Hit at Ralph’s
Meanwhile, California seeks to ban the possession and distribution of shark fins.
Fish Found with Mercury Across Nation’s Streams; Prosciutto Could Be Posted as
Fish tested across the nation have mercury-contamination, while Italy considers wine and cured meat as a loan collateral for food producers.
Politics of Eating
Alice Waters Gives Up Beloved Shark Fin
After catching flack from Bourdain for saying she’d eat shark-fin soup as a last meal, Alice Waters has thought better of it.