29 Jun '11, 1am

Our reader urges the Govt to lead by example by not serving shark's fin soup at its functions.

THE report ('No more culling of cats in Chong Pang'; June 19) stated that 'in a suggestion that drew a few laughs, an advocate for shark conservation said government-organised banquets should stop serving shark's fin soup'. Tabled in a light-hearted manner, the suggestion received overwhelming support from attendees. Within two hours, our team spoke to 80 attendees at our booth at the forum, and 60 animal lovers participated in a global photo-mob campaign in support of Assembly Bill AB 376, a proposed shark's fin ban in California. Project: FIN believes the Government can lead by example, through ensuring that only sustainable seafood is served at functions. At the forum, a Standard Chartered Bank staff member revealed that the bank has stringent rules not to order shark's fin at all events. Five-star hotel Fairmont Singapore also has strict guidelines on sustainable seafo...

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