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Florida's Senate Just Passed the Largest Shark Fin Ban In the U.S.

Florida’s Senate Just Passed the Largest Shark Fin Ban In the U.S.

Florida could soon ban shark finning. The state Senate has passed SB680, a ban on the import, export, and sale of shark fins in Florida. According to Shark Allies—a nonprofit protection and conservation organization—70 million sharks...
Cultured Fish Maw Will Be Sold In China By 2022

Cultured Fish Maw Will Be Sold In China By 2022

Cultured fish maw will be available in China by 2022. Hong Kong-based clean meat brand Avant Meats is currently developing cultured fish maw using fish cells for the Asian market. Fish maw is the dried swim...

Sale and Trade of Shark Fin Now Banned in New Jersey

The New Jersey Assembly has passed a bill prohibiting the sale and trade of shark fins across the state. The process of finning a shark is illegal in U.S. waters, however, the import and sale...

Vegan Orangutan-Shaped Soap Launches at LUSH

Updated June 14, 2019. Cosmetics giant Lush is doing its part to help save critically endangered orangutans. The cruelty-free brand created 14,600 bars of limited edition vegan soap -- the same number of Sumatran...
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Steep Chinese Tariffs Could End U.S. Shark Fin Industry

An increased trade tariff by China could result in the end of America's shark fin industry. In the ever-increasing severe trade wars between China and the U.S., the Asian country recently introduced a 25 percent increased...

Starbucks Pressured to Pull Licensing Agreement From Shark Fin Distributor

International coffee chain Starbucks is being urged to cut ties with its Starbucks Hong Kong license holder, Maxim's Caterers. The license holder is being targeted for selling shark fin dishes at restaurants across Hong Kong. Maxim's...
San Francisco Restaurant Celebrates Chinese New Year With Vegan Shark Fin Soup

Vegan Shark Fin Soup Arrives at San Francisco Restaurant for Chinese New Year

The controversial Chinese delicacy, shark fin soup, gets a vegan makeover this Chinese New Year as the San Francisco restaurant Enjoy Vegetarian will feature a plant-based version as part of an 11-course vegan meal...