This video is called China: Shark fin soup off the menu.
From the New York Times in the USA:
Cathay Pacific says no to shark’s fin
04:46 AM Sep 06, 2012
Dozens of marine-protection campaign organisations had sent a joint petition to Cathay Pacific seeking the cargo ban. They cited Hong Kong government figures showing 10,500 tonnes of shark’s fin were imported into the territory last year, with Cathay alone handling as much as 650 tonnes. The airline has said that the real figure was much lower.
A Cathay spokeswoman said yesterday that the cargo ban “will not have a material impact on our business”. “We did this,” she said, “because we now have compelling evidence that the majority of shark fishing is incompatible with our position on sustainable development.”
Shark’s fin soup is still seen as a status symbol in China, Hong Kong and ethnic Chinese communities. It remains a staple at corporate events and weddings.
The new cargo ban extends to flights on Dragonair, a Cathay subsidiary. Neither Cathay Pacific nor Dragonair will serve shark’s fin soup in-flight or at their corporate events, according to the company’s website.
Weapons made from shark teeth are completely badass, and hint at lost shark diversity: here.
Several celebrities in China, including pop singer Yu Kewei, artist Ai Weiwei, actress Sun Li, and former NBA star Yao Ming, following in the footsteps of actor Jackie Chan, have joined forces with Chinese animal welfare activists to raise awareness of animal abuse in China: here.