30 Jun '14, 2pm

SIA Cargo will stop carrying shark’s fin from August

SINGAPORE — Following similar moves by other airlines in the past two years, Singapore Airlines (SIA) Cargo will stop carrying shark’s fin from August. “SIA Cargo carried out a thorough review which took into account increasing concerns around the world related to shark-finning. Following this review, SIA Cargo will no longer accept the carriage of shark’s fin, with effect from Aug 1,” said an SIA spokesperson today (June 30). SIA Cargo is a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines. Wildlife protection groups lauded the move and noted the Republic’s position as a trade hub for shark’s fin products. A 2013 report by wildlife trade monitoring network, Traffic, showed that Singapore was one of the world’s top four exporters and the third-largest importer of shark’s fin between 2000 to 2009. Hong Kong was the world’s largest importer, responsible for more than half of the imported sha...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/sia-cargo-stop-carry...

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