Chuck Thompson expose on the lies of shark fin soup

We hear a lot about the shark fin soup market in the media, but how much of it is true? has an excellent article written by Chuck Thompson (with additional reporting from Virginia Lau) exposing the “4 lies” about shark fin soup. The article covers myths about the cultural history of the dish in China, flaws in international conservation efforts, cultural status and the cost of shark fin soup, as well as cultural views on sharks and animals, in general.

The report is long and certainly opinionated, but it is definitely worth reading in its entirety if you’ve followed any of the anti-finning movements or campaigns that have been in the media over the past few years. Check out the full article at

Thanks to Shark Diver’s Underwater Thrills blog for the heads-up on this article.

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