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China to ban shark fin soup from official functions

July 03, 2012
"[This] marks a watershed moment for the global movement to protect sharks and pushes China onto the world's stage as an emerging leader in shark conservation."
- Humane Society International

Shark fin lovers attending an upcoming Chinese government soirée may be disappointed to find the delicacy off the menu.

China’s State Council announced Tuesday that it will begin prohibiting shark fin soup from official government banquets and functions,

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