14 Jan '12, 3am

PFF : I get tired of this man ! Supermarts should beware banning shark's fin for the wrong reason #SaveSharks

I HOPE that the decision by supermarkets to stop selling shark's fin is based on facts and not misconceptions or pressure from Western wildlife activists, which may ironically backfire and hurt sharks even more ('Carrefour to stop selling shark's fin too'; last Saturday). Any move to choke off the supply of a commodity will cause prices to rise exponentially, inviting a horde of bounty hunters to target sharks, which are now caught accidentally by the industrial-scale, longline fisheries in the West. The claim that one-third of the 400 shark species are endangered has no merit. Background story Way to go 'While I have great respect for Asian traditions, ending shark's fin sales in FairPrice supermarkets is a step in the right direction.' MR COLIN YOUNG, New South Wales, Australia: 'My heartfelt thanks to FairPrice for ending the sale of shark's fin in its supermarkets ('Ou...

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