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China to Ban Shark Fin Soup from Official Events

Posted July 3rd, 2012 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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China plans to ban shark fin soup from being served at government banquets in an attempt to protect endangered shark populations and reduce spending on lavish state functions. The Communist Party-controlled Global Times said Tuesday it would take about three years to remove shark fins from the menus of official banquets and other government events. […]

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California Shark Fin Ban Awaits Governor’s Signature

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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Shark fin soup will be off the menu in California if Governor Jerry Brown signs a new bill banning the sale, trade or possession of shark fins in America’s most populous state. Asian-American legislators in the state, which has the nation’s largest Chinese-American population, were divided on the bill, which was approved this week with […]

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