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.

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    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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