08 Jan '12, 12am

Tide turning against shark's fin, especially among the young

Tide turning against shark's fin, especially among the young

Along with the Grand Mercure Roxy, Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay is now carrying a notice on its Chinese restaurant menu in a bid to dissuade diners from ordering shark's fin. -- PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN By Jessica Lim and Siau Ming En She reaches for a packet of dried shark's fin at the dried goods store in Queen Street. She's planning something special for the family dinner. But she is stopped by her young daughter. 'Ma, don't buy that. It's very cruel,' the girl insists, referring to the practice of 'finning' - in which sharks are tossed overboard while still alive after their fins have been cut off. The mother hesitates, then returns the packet of shark's fin to the shelves. This is a true story related by a shop assistant, and staff at dried goods stores around Singapore say that such scenes are not uncommon here these days. They reflect slowly changing attitudes towards ea...

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