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Shark Fin Soup

Protecting Sharks From Senseless Slaughter

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 01.07.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

When humans brutally massacre sharks for their fins (finning them alive and throwing them back into the sea) food webs unravel.

Think of the Shark

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 08.27.2012 | Green
Wallace J Nichols

You can never comprehend the ocean until you feel the shark.

Time Is Running Out for Sharks in New York

Beth Lowell | Posted 08.08.2012 | Green
Beth Lowell

New York is the largest importer of shark fins on the East Coast. By kicking fins out, the state can send a message to the world that an ocean without sharks is not an acceptable future.

Shark Fin Legislation -- Long Overdue

Jupp Baron Kerckerinck zur Borg | Posted 04.25.2012 | Green
Jupp Baron Kerckerinck zur Borg

Shark fin soup was initially served in China as a symbol of great wealth; shark fins were rarely available and so the soup was a luxury dish. Developm...

Shark Fin Soup Isn't Just Bad For Sharks

Posted 02.25.2012 | Green

By Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer: The destruction of sharks for shark fin soup has helped put many wild species of the fish on the ro...

Repulsive-Sounding Foods (That Are Delicious)

Robert Rosenthal | Posted 04.22.2012 | Home
Robert Rosenthal

Doesn't the name "sweetbreads" suggest something wonderful and tasty? However, the second it's explained that you're dining on a large mammal's thymus gland, not so much. Here are 12 other foods that seem like they could be a one-way ticket to uncontrollable vomiting.

Florida: It's Time to Do More to Protect Sharks

Adrian Grenier | Posted 04.22.2012 | Green
Adrian Grenier

Did you know that it's currently legal in Florida to sell, possess and distribute shark fins? This needs to change.

PETA: Don't Give Stars To Restaurants That Serve Foie Gras, Shark Fin Soup

Posted 02.08.2012 | Home

There are plenty of reasons to dislike the Michelin Guide -- one can claim that it has a bias toward extremely expensive restaurants, that its descrip...

Protecting Threatened Animals in Virginia

Laura Donahue | Posted 04.03.2012 | DC
Laura Donahue

This year is gearing up to be a busy one. From lions to sharks to foxes to snakes, we'll be pushing for legislation that increases protections for the animals in Virginia who deserve our compassion.

Will Illinois Become The Next State To Ban Shark Fin?

Posted 02.01.2012 | Chicago

Illinois may soon follow in the footsteps of California and three other states by moving to ban the possession, sale, trade or distribution of shark f...

Shark Attacked, Media Bites Rosie O'Donnell

Carl Safina | Posted 03.14.2012 | Green
Carl Safina

A bit of a splash erupted on the Web yesterday in the form of photos showing a boat displaying two hammerheads. One was a shark. The other was the celebrity, Rosie O'Donnell.

European Commission Proposes Ban On Shark Finning

AP | DON MELVIN | Posted 01.21.2012 | Green

BRUSSELS — The EU's executive arm said Monday that it wants to completely ban shark finning – the practice of removing sharks' fins and th...

Coastal Countries Step Up for Sharks

Matt Rand | Posted 01.17.2012 | Green
Matt Rand

Since the 90s, growing demand for shark products, specifically fins, has coincided with serious population declines for a number of shark species throughout the world.

California Officially Bans Shark Fin Trade

AP | By JUDY LIN | Posted 12.07.2011 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California's governor announced Friday that he signed a bill banning the sale, trade and possession of shark fins to protect the...

Let's Keep Sharks Out of Soup

January Jones | Posted 11.12.2011 | Green
January Jones

These majestic predators have been swimming the world's oceans for more than 400 million years, and we should keep them where they belong -- in the wild, with their fins firmly attached.

GRAPHIC PHOTOS: Hanging By Hooks To Protest Shark Finning

Posted 10.26.2011 | Green

Performance artist Alice Newstead recently showed her support for ending the practice of shark finning in a unique way. Shark finning, which involv...

Bo Derek Joins The Fight Against Shark Fin Soup

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 10.15.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Actress Bo Derek won't be ordering shark-fin soup anytime soon. She joined lawmakers at the California state Capitol on Mo...

Shark Week Conservation Roundup (VIDEO, SLIDESHOW)

Matt Rand | Posted 10.02.2011 | Green
Matt Rand

"Shark Week" has become such a phenomenon that it has drawn more than 20 million viewers each year since 1995. Unfortunately, sharks are increasingly scarce across the world's oceans due in large part to the appetite for shark fin soup.

Lessons From Diving With Whale Sharks

Keith Addis | Posted 09.19.2011 | Green
Keith Addis

Observing these spectacular animals in the wild is a wake-up call that sharks around the world need our help. Sharks are hunted ferociously for their fins. Millions are killed every year, the result being that many species are now threatened with extinction.

In Defense of the Demon Fish

Sarah Chasis | Posted 08.17.2011 | Green
Sarah Chasis

We kill an estimated 23 to 76 million sharks each year, almost entirely for the sake of shark fin soup, which has recently boomed in popularity. Right now the California State Senate is considering a bill, AB 376, that would end the fin trade there.

It's Time to Save Sharks

Julie Packard | Posted 08.02.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

We've demonized sharks for far too long. Now the tide is turning, and when it does, sharks won't be the only winners.

73 Million Sharks Need Your Help

Ian Somerhalder | Posted 07.09.2011 | Green
Ian Somerhalder

Shark finning is the practice of cutting off a shark's fins and dumping the remainder of the animal -- usually still alive -- to die a slow death as they sink to the bottom of the ocean.

A Shark Fin Ban In San Francisco?

AP | ROBIN HINDERY | Posted 07.06.2011 | Home

SAN FRANCISCO — A California proposal to outlaw the title ingredient in shark fin soup, a traditional Chinese delicacy, has turned into a recipe for...

Support Bans on the Shark Fin Trade

Mindy Pennybacker | Posted 06.15.2011 | Green
Mindy Pennybacker

Even a hardy band of shark attack survivors is supporting shark fin soup bans. It's time for all consumers to do our part by telling our representatives to end trade in shark fins and asking fishmongers and restaurants not to sell them.

Shark Fin Ban Proposed In California

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LOS ANGELES — Less than one week after Chinese New Year, California legislators have introduced a bill to ban the possession, sale and distribut...