Chinese central authorities on Sunday published a document announcing that all wild animals will be prohibited from official reception dinners and banquets. Meaning, of course, that dishes containing shark fins, bird nests and other rare wild animal products will be banned from menus. Unruly Party members are still wholly welcomed to run rampant as they please. [ more › ]
China's latest anti-corruption measures, issued Sunday, ban cigarettes and upscale liquor as well as classic Chinese delicacies like sharks’ fin and birds’ nests from official banquets.
“It’s a commendable decision and a brave one that the Chinese government has taken,” one environmental leader said. The post China Bans Shark Fin Soup From Official Banquets appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Emma and Hook, among the more popular sharks of Tiger Beach in the Bahamas, are not an item as far as anyone can tell. But photojournalist Daniel Botelho has captured a rare image showing the two apex predators crossing fins, looking as though they're holding hands. Show More Summary
Aaron Paul, of "Breaking Bad," puts the word out on Twitter about the fundraising campaign for the shark finning documentary, "Extinction Soup." Read More The post Aaron Paul Raises Funds for Shark Finning Film ‘Extinction Soup’ appeared first on Ecorazzi.
A Monster Energy Drink-green half-breed of every anime bike you've ever seen, the J manages to make the future look both uncomfortable and absurd. And then adds a shark fin.
(Photo: USFWS Headquarters) You might not have heard, but sharks are in trouble from an unlikely source—our own federal government. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the government agency tasked with managing our nation’s fisheries, is taking steps to undermine state laws that protect sharks.
Image via Shark Attack News Back in February, Honolulu-based conservationist Ocean Ramsey made headlines around the world when she video recorded herself hitching a lift with a Great White Shark by grabbing its fin. Since then, this 'shark riding' trend
Commuters traveling through the metro station near the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) headquarters might notice something unusual -- a series of ads posted by Oceana urging NOAA to protect sharks and not shark finners. Show More Summary
Touching and even riding sharks by holding onto their dorsal fins seems to be a developing trend, judging by some of the videos being circulated on the Internet. But a snorkeler in Bora Bora recently took this act to a new level by diving...Show More Summary
The Tokyo Motor Show! While other bike shows are beset by bland production models, Tokyo is where manufacturers roll out the weird stuff. Shark fins? Four wheeled motorcycles? Supercharged engines? It's all here. Read more...
Ever find yourself fishing through knife-infested waters while doing the dishes in the sink? Between suds and dirty water it can be hard to see sharp objects below the surface, and dangerous to dip and hand in to try and find them. Hence this ingenious solution proposed by Kim Sangun, Kang Yujin, Jeong Eunjoo & [...]
So a chicken, a duck and a shark walk into a bar. Sounds like the beginning of a corny joke right? Well it's not. Right now, California's prohibitions on shark fins, foie-gras and the confines of egg-laying hens are coming to national attention, and raising issues of federalism and the......
When you create a law to regulate something, there's always the danger that people will drive a truck through the loopholes, adhering to the letter of the law but not its spirit.
Should we end the trend of people riding sharks, or should you and your grandma grab a fin and get on the wagon? Taylor Paul and Mark Healey discuss. The post Sharks: To ride, or not to ride? appeared first on SURFING Magazine.
(LIHUE, Hawaii) — A 25-year-old Hawaii surfer and former boxer went toe-to-fin with a shark off Kauai and survived. Jeff Horton was surfing Sunday morning with about 10 others near Kilauea when someone spotted a fin in the water, The Garden Island ((http://bit.ly/16t74Gl) reported. Show More Summary
Just a few years ago, most Chinese people were oblivious to the environmental problems caused by eating shark fin soup, reports the Washington Post. But thanks to widespread public awareness campaigns, backed by celebrities and business leaders, the country is finally losing its appetite for the dish, and both the...
Canberra’s Poets never stop fighting each other! They can’t. They’re like sharks, but except instead of swimming, it’s fighting. And instead of water, it’s each other… Instead of fins they have waistcoats? I’m losing control of that I’m saying. Speaking of saying things, Tasnim Hossein, Aaron Kirby, Will Small, Zoe Erskine, Zohab Zee Khan, Omar Musa, and Ellie [...]