25 Jul '11, 10am

‘Be mindful of where your food comes from’ #Singapore

‘Be mindful of where your food comes from’ #Singapore

SPCA's incoming executive director Corinne Fong with a SPCA cat named Magnolia. (SPCA photo) It all started some 15 years ago, when she picked up a documentary about shark finning, the process by which the fin is hacked off a living shark. After a shark has been finned, it is thrown back into the ocean to die from suffocation, starvation or to be eaten because it cannot swim normally. The fins are typically sold to restaurants for the making of shark's fin soup. The disturbing details spurred animal-lover Corinne Fong to find out more about how animals were reared and killed for consumption, and sparked in her a wider interest in animal welfare. Fast forward to the present, Fong — who eats only a bit of fish and chicken occasionally and has not drunk a bowl of shark's fin soup in 15 years — is now the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ' (SPCA) incoming execu...

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