Say NO to Shark Fin

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Men eat sharks
Last night I went to a Chinese wedding dinner. As usual, you would find shark fin soup in every Chinese wedding dinner, and even important dinners. Shark Fin soup is a “traditional” (or must-have) dish in Chinese wedding dinner. I have been eating it for many year without questioning. After I learned that millions of sharks had their fin cut away from their bodies when they were still alive, I found the soup disgusting and I refused to eat it. This was the first time I said No to shark fin, in the future I will do the same.

My action surprised other old Chinese sat at the same table. When they knew my reason, they just haha then continued to enjoy the shark fin. They even finished mine. I know in their mind, they think, “This guy so stupid lah. Shark Fin is expensive and delicious but he does not want to eat.” Apparently there was no sense of guilt in them. All is done in the name of “tradition”. I will try my best not to attend Chinese wedding dinner that serves shark fin. If I do attend, I will not eat shark fin. This is not an act of boycott or something. Just like you can’t force a vegetarian to take meat, you also can’t ask me to eat shark fin. It is my choice to exclude myself from contributing to the cruelty of killing innocent animals.

I know I myself alone cannot do much. But at least I started to send a message “Not everyone loves shark fin.” I am deeply dismayed by the fact that Chinese is always associated with killing of sharks, tigers, rhinos, and many other endangered species, and even friendly animals such as dog and cat. I always hope I can do more. In the future, if I have children, I will educate them to love the nature, animals and environment, and of course, eat NO SHARK FIN. As one says, “The killing will stop when there is no buying.”

Below is a real reflection of a Chinese wedding I got from:
http://www.seashepherd.org/longline/longline_shark_finning.html

Bloody Chinese Wedding


4 thoughts on “Say NO to Shark Fin

  1. nice shot of the state mosque and wisma muis from the plane .. i think u can sell it for soem good money..
    ya.. say no too shark fin

  2. I wish I could but the resolution is not good enough. Actually I wanted to do photography from the sky using a radio control heli. I found a good model but they do not ship to Malaysia… 🙁

  3. dont u need like a license to operate something like that? better check if the RFC signal is within the public domain. also if i am not mistaken.. if u have anything flying beyond a certain height.. i think u need a permit also…
    i still think getting on a sabah air heli is still ur best option

  4. I think one of the best models I saw used 2 GHz for its built-in wireless camera coz normal radio signal can’t transfer much data. In KK, there are some “powerful” 1-KM range radio control heli which uses oil, and they cost RM1,000 something and they don’t come with camera. I even thought of using big balloon and kite. Sabah Air? A 30 minute ride will cost over RM100… I am not that rich lah..

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