Say No To Shark Fin Restaurants in Bangkok!

a shark and shark fins scene. | taken by Sony Xperia Z1 – Hi travel junkies, sharks in the seas. Not in the soup!

The other day, I traveled in Siam area, Bangkok. And, this post is campaigning to achieve a worldwide ban on shark finning. Sharks are harvested worldwide, sometimes for their meat, but more often for the lucrative fin trade centred in Asia.

Many shark species are overfished, pushing them to the brink of extinction. Whether you are an individual consumer, company or restaurant owner, you can help save the sharks by stopping consumption or sale of shark fin.

The Facts – 73-100 million sharks are killed for their fins each year! Most of this is to meet the demand for shark fin soup.

The trade is lucrative. Worldwide, shark populations are in decline. 181 species of shark are on the endangered list.

penang shark-fins. | taken by Sony Xperia Z1

scala scene. | taken by Sony Xperia Z1

So, what you can do this issue. Whether you’ll be celebrating, casually taking part, there are things you can do.

The oceans belong to everyone so don’t let some staunch shark fin fan tell you you’re being disrespectful of their culture or spoiling their occasion.

Inform governments, friends, family and travel junkies. If you are in Bangkok, tell your friends and family about the problems on the earth with eating shark fin.

Advise your dinner organiser to exclude shark fin products from the celebration. And, Choose shark-friendly restaurants

Stay Smart Asia! Traveling in Bangkok with no shark fin soup.


Happy Sustainable Travels!

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