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Mass cache of shark fins surfaces on HK roof

Thousands of severed fins discovered in Hong Kong prior to becoming ingredients in controversial soup.
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2013 12:50

The popularity of the Asian delicacy Shark Fin Soup is endangering the species.

As evidence of this trend, conservationists have found thousands of shark fins on a rooftop in Hong Kong. Many are calling for tighter regulations to protect sharks.

Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from Hong Kong.

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