shark fin soup

japan

Cup Noodles' New 'Luxury' Soup Flavors Include Shark Fin and Softshell Turtle

The company is rolling out two new soup flavors for the Japanese market: “Luxury Thickness Shark Fin Soup Flavor” and “Luxury Broth Softshell Turtle Soup Flavor.”
Alex Swerdloff
3.30.16
Impact

How Our Appetite for Seafood Is Killing Our Oceans

Industrial fishing and dynamite fishing are destroying our oceans at a rapid rate, endangering both wildlife and our food source. What can be done?
Rachel Riederer
1.13.16
shark fin

New York Is Cracking Down On Shark Fin Traffickers

In a historic legal victory, the state has successfully prosecuted a Brooklyn-based seafood company for selling shark fins, a practice which has been illegal for the last year.
Nick Rose
9.1.15
ANIMALS

UPS Finally Banned Shark Fins. What Now?

The world’s largest delivery company gave in to pressure from advocates, but how much good will it do?
Melissa Cronin
8.19.15
Hell or Salt Water

There Is One Company that Could Put a Big Dent in the Shark Fin Trade Overnight

Some airlines have pledged to stop transporting shark fins, but UPS continues to do so.
Melissa Cronin
8.10.15
environment

As Many as 11,000 Sharks Are Killed by Humans Every Hour

A person is much more likely to be killed driving to or from the beach, die by drowning, or be struck by lightning, than be attacked by a shark.
Rob Verger
7.8.15
Stuff

These Activists Swim with Sharks So You'll Stop Killing Them

Paul Wildman and Julie Andersen have been filming themselves swimming with sharks to make people less afraid of them. Sure, they're not teddy bears, but they probably won't eat you unless you really aggravate them.
Shanrah Wakefield
9.2.14
china

Painting "Goose Paws" in China Will Get You Thrown in Jail

A man is on trial in China for painting goose feet and abalone to make them look more appetizing, because it's illegal to serve food with inedible ingredients. Add that to the long, weird, and terrifying list of food scandals to hit the country...
Munchies Staff
8.26.14
china

Shark Fin Soup Is Going Extinct

Good news, sharks: A new report from WildAid claims that Chinese sales of shark fin have fallen by 50 to 70 percent. You could thank conservation groups, but you should also wave a fin at anti-corruption efforts that have made decadent eating unpopular.
Matthew Zuras
8.7.14