Vancouver City Council to Debate Ban on Shark Fins
Author: Larry Pynn
Source: The Vancouver Sun
September 13, 2012
"The tide of shark conservation is continuing to wash over Metro Vancouver - one municipality at a time.
The City of Vancouver will become the latest jurisdiction to weigh in on the growing international issue when it debates a motion Tuesday related to a ban on the sale of shark fins.
"The tide is actually becoming a tsunami," said Anthony Marr of the Vancouver Animal Defence League, who has given presentations to several local municipalities on the issue. "A lot of things are happening. The Lower Mainland is going for it." Shark-fin soup is served strictly as a status symbol in the Chinese community and is often associated with wedding banquets. The fin is cartilage and provides no flavour."
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