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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Boycott Restaurants That Serve Shark Fin Soup - Take Action!

Go to to find a list of restaurants near your area that serve shark fin soup. Tell your local restaurants to stop serving shark fin soup. Let them know that you will boycott them until they do. Call or email them. Better yet, go there and be seated, open the menu and then tell you are leaving because they have shark fin soup on the menu. Here is a sample letter/email:

Stop serving shark fin soup! In 2006, Dr. Shelley Clarke's analysis of shark fin markets in Hong Kong estimated that upwards of 73 MILLION sharks are being killed each year for the barbaric shark fin trade. By now, over 100 MILLION sharks are brutally killed every year.

  Sharks are captured live, their fins are brutally cut off and they are dumped back in the ocean to slowly die. This is cruel and inhumane! Sharks are vital to maintaining balance in our oceans, and the unsustainable trade in shark fins is driving many shark species to the brink of extinction.

  You are participating in the destruction of the ocean and the extinction of a valuable species. Please stop serving shark fin soup and remove this item from your menu.

Go to Yelp and write a review asking for a boycott. Here is what I write: 

No stars if I could... Boycott this place! It has shark fin soup on the menu. Over 100 million sharks are brutally killed every year for a crappy bowl of soup. Sharks are captured alive, their fins are cut off and they are dumped back in the ocean to die a slow death. Restaurants that serve shark fin soup suck...



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