In a move that is sure to please shark-lovers everywhere, China Southern Airlines has announced that it has banned shark fin shipments from its flights.
For sharks, this is a huge development. China Southern is not only the mainland’s largest carrier, but it is also based in the city of Guangzhou, the largest trading hub in the world for the controversial delicacy, shark fin soup, which animal rights activists have vigorously protested against, believing that the dish could lead sharks to a particularly cruel extinction.
Now, more than 50% of international airlines (based on seat capacity) have banned shark fin cargo from their passenger and cargo flights. Back in January, Air China became the first mainland carrier to take that step, following on the heels of Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific’s decision to implement a ban last year.
Originally posted to The Daily Catch : www.theterramarproject.org/thedailycatch
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