Author: Brent Richter
Source: North Shore News 
July 20, 2012
"WHEN Jenny Chau and Ben Lai tie the knot atop Grouse Mountain next month, they'll be leaving behind generations of Chinese wedding tradition.
The two have opted not to serve shark fin soup to the 140 guests at their wedding banquet, taking a stand on an environmental and ethical food debate that's cropping up across the Lower Mainland.
The pricey delicacy has drawn fire in recent years for the inhumane way in which its main ingredient is harvested, with fins typically hacked off living sharks before the animals are thrown back into the ocean to bleed to death. Removing them in large numbers also upsets ocean ecosystems, according to conservationists, because it allows prey species to become overpopulated."
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