Hong Kong: Activists want 'shark fin' off menu

Activists in Hong Kong are highlighting the 'cruel and brutal' practices used in harvesting shark fins for soup, prior to a major rise in demand around the Chinese New Year celebrations.


    Demand for shark fin soup during Chinese New Year is high.

    But animal rights activists in Hong Kong want to get a popular dish off the menu.

    They say Hong Kong imports 5,000 tonnes of shark a year, roughly one-third of the fins come from endangered species.

    Al Jazeera's Divya Gopalan reports from Hong Kong.


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