Toronto may ban sale of shark fin

June 21, 2011

Following Brampton Ontario’s lead, Toronto councilors are pushing to have the sale of shark fin, used mainly for soup, banned. Shark fin soup has a long history in Chinese culture and is considered a delicacy. Recently however, attention has focused on the inhumane slaughter of sharks and the rapid decline in their numbers. Many people within the Chinese community are seeking to have the dish dropped from menus. 

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