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Vancouver Shark Fin Protest Heats Up

Shark fin soup opponents in Vancouver are stepping up their action against a Chinese eatery with a hard-hitting poster campaign. The Vancouver Animal Defense League is urging a boycott of Sun Sui Wah...

Canada Could Be a Leader in Anti-Wildlife Poaching

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.
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Shark Fin Back On The Menu

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 fins and other such products is not valid. Spence said that...
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Is Banning Shark Fin An Equitable Way To Protect Sharks?

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?
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'Banana' Insult Thrown In Shark Fin Fight

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 derogatory term for Chinese people seen as "too w...
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MP Under Fire For Eating Shark Fin Soup

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. Wong, who represents Richmond, ate the soup during a news...
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Vancouver Considers Shark Fin Ban

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 removed from restaurant menus. The move follows b...
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Just Say No to Shark Fin Soup

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.