Shark Fin Soup

Canada Lags Behind In Battle To Save Sharks and Protect the Ocean

Alex Mifflin | Posted 06.06.2015 | Canada Impact
Alex Mifflin

Almost everyone who has seen the gruesome videos of sharks having their fins cut off and their mutilated bodies dumped back into the ocean, barely alive but doomed to drown, is outraged by this barbaric practice. Even more so upon learning that there is no nutritional value in shark fin soup or any shark fin products.

Vancouver Shark Fin Protest Heats Up

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Shark fin soup opponents in Vancouver are stepping up their action against a Chinese eatery with a hard-hitting poster campaign. The Vancouver Anim...

Canada Could Be a Leader in Anti-Wildlife Poaching

Sangita Iyer | Posted 06.01.2013 | Canada Impact
Sangita Iyer

The Conservative government could have taken a much bolder stance on wildlife poaching, especially given the recent Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA). Canada has even more power to coerce China into bringing forth sweeping changes to it's treatment of animals and the environment.

Canada, Don't Waste This Chance to Ban Shark Fin Imports

Gabriel Wildgen | Posted 05.27.2013 | Canada Politics
Gabriel Wildgen

We face an urgent crisis in our oceans, as tens of millions of sharks are disappearing every year. Thankfully the growing movement to protect sharks has reached a critical moment. This week Parliament will vote on second reading of Fin Donnelly's private member's Bill to ban the import of shark fins into Canada.

Shark Fin Back On The Menu

CBC | Posted 01.31.2013 | Canada Politics

Shark fins may be back on the menu in Toronto. Ontario Superior Court Judge James Spence has ruled that Toronto's ban on the sale of shark...

Is Banning Shark Fin An Equitable Way To Protect Sharks?

Kim Bosco Mo | Posted 01.18.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Kim Bosco Mo

Other fish such as bluefin tuna are also facing the same peril faced by sharks that is caused by overfishing. In fact, bluefin tuna are the most valuable fish in the world, worth commercially more than any species of shark and coveted for their fatty belly meat used in sushi. If the solution to the shark conservation issue is a wholesale ban of shark fin consumption -- regardless of the type of sharks or how they are caught or used -- shouldn't we consider banning tuna in sandwiches and sushi as well? Is the life of a tuna worth less than that of a shark? Will the legislators still advocate a ban to protect a species if it is a food that they eat?

'Banana' Insult Thrown In Shark Fin Fight

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The furious debate over a shark fin ban in Metro Vancouver has gotten ugly with a Richmond restaurateur calling a Vancouver councillor a "banana" -- a...

MP Under Fire For Eating Shark Fin Soup

CBC | Posted 12.13.2012 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. New Democrat MP Fin Donnelly says he's disappointed Conservative MP Alice Wong ate a bowl of shark fin soup at a recent news conference. ...

Shark Fin Fracas In Richmond Restaurant

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 08.23.2012 | Canada British Columbia

A Richmond restaurant owner and animal rights activists got into heated debate in front of diners and reporters on Wednesday over shark fin soup. T...

Vancouver Considers Shark Fin Ban

CBC | Posted 10.15.2012 | Canada British Columbia

The sale of shark fin may soon be banned in Vancouver, Richmond and Burnaby as the three cities work together on a bylaw to have the Chinese delicacy ...

Another City Bans Shark Fins

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.15.2012 | Canada British Columbia

NANAIMO, B.C. - Nanaimo, B.C., has joined a handful of Canadian cities and U.S. states in banning the sale of shark fins.Nanaimo is now the first city...

Just Say No to Shark Fin Soup

Farzana Hassan | Posted 09.19.2012 | Canada Business
Farzana Hassan

First Toronto, and now Calgary, has done the moral thing. Both cities have passed a bylaw banning shark fins. Consumers of shark fin soup must consider the effects of declining shark populations on our delicately balanced ecosystem.

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Underground Group Threatens To Poison Chinese Food In Toronto | Althia Raj | Posted 01.31.2012 | Canada Politics

An underground animal rights group is threatening to spread rat poison in Toronto's Chinatown and poison food at Mandarin buffet restaurants, the head...

Complaint Filed Against Toronto's Shark Fin Ban | Posted 01.04.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - A week after Toronto council voted to ban shark fin, the city has been bit with a human rights complaint. The Toronto Sun has learned t...

Banned: City Of Toronto Votes To Ban Shark Fin Sales

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 12.24.2011 | Canada Living

The City of Toronto has banned the sale of shark fin products. Passage of the legislation, initially proposed by Toronto city councillors Kristyn ...

Protest Against Shark Fin Ban Draws Crowd In Toronto

CBC | Posted 12.24.2011 | Canada Politics

About 300 people came to Toronto City Hall on Monday to protest a proposed bylaw that would outlaw the possession and sale of shark fins. ...