NOAA agent counts confiscated shark finsSeveral luxury hotels and popular restaurants have decided to take shark fin soup – a traditional delicacy on banquet tables – off the menu to help keep the species from becoming extinct.

The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, parent company of The Peninsula Hotels, said that it will stop serving shark fin on Jan 1 at all of its eight hotels globally, including one in Shanghai, one in Beijing and one in Hong Kong.

The pro-environment mindset is spreading. In November, Swissotel Beijing also began a ban on shark fin soup.


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