Shark fins bad for environment and health, Green party says

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Author: Judith Lavoie

Eating shark fins is not only devastating the world’s shark populations, it is also bad for people’s health and Canadians should be aware of the implications of tucking in to a bowl of shark fin soup, says Green party leader Elizabeth May.

The Saanich-Gulf Islands MP will hold a news conference today to give details of a private member’s bill she plans to introduce in Parliament.

Campaigns are already underway in B.C. to get the soup, seen as a status symbol in some Asian communities, off of menus.

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