January 27, 2012

Shark Massacre in Malpelo’s Wildlife Sanctuary in Colombia’s Pacific Waters

By Fred Garth Colombian environmental authorities have reported a huge shark massacre in the Malpelo wildlife sanctuary in Colombia’s Pacific waters, where as many as 2,000 hammerhead, Galápagos and silky sharks may have been slaughtered for their fins. Sandra Bessudo, the Colombian president’s top adviser on environmental issues, said a […]
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January 11, 2012

The 4 Lies of Shark Fin Soup

Written by Chuck Thompson with Additional Reporting by Virginia Lau In 2009, I spent four months working in Hong Kong. In the shopping center directly across the street from my apartment in Causeway Bay was a restaurant called Shark Fin City. Forget the slimy, gelatinous specialty of the house—to devotees of the […]
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November 4, 2011

Shark’s Fin Soup for Guy Harvey magazine

Written by Chuck Thompson HED: The 4 Lies of Shark’s Fin Soup DEK: The demand for shark’s fin soup in Asia is leading to the decimation of the world’s shark population. But what you believe about the issue is largely a matter of what you’re willing to swallow Byline: Chuck […]
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