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|Why do Chinese eat shark fin soup?
|Oct 17, 2010 10:00
|The consumption of shark fin soup is responsible for the slaughter of sharks all over the globe.
Sharks are vital elements of our marine ecosystems.
The population of sharks has declined by 90% over the last 50 years, mainly because of this practice.
Why do Chinese keep eating shark fin soup? Don't they care for the environment?
|Oct 17, 2010 21:46
|What about caviar? How is it made? Do we need to kill them?
|Oct 18, 2010 11:30
|There are many foods eaten in the world that will cause problems. It is human nature to consume whatever we can until it is too late.
In the UK we eat fish and chips, so much so that the cod fish is all but disappearing. Cant just blame 1 nation
|Oct 18, 2010 20:30
|I rarely hear Chinese around me taking Shark fin as medications. Chinese traditional medicine is just for those with Chronice disease on which western medication's drastic effects don't work.
Personally I don't much go with Chinese med coz it suck vitality from your physical body, make your skin look old and yellowish pale.
Last edited by MARRIE: Oct 18, 2010 20:32
|Oct 18, 2010 21:22
|Shark fin is delicious but it is not good for people’s health. It is said that mercury has been found in the shark fin due to the ocean pollution. But why do people still eat shark fin? As you see, shark fin is very expensive. If you eat it, you must be very rich. Then people’s vanity will be fully satisfied.
Do you know how much sharks are hunted every year? At least 1 million. Humans are very cruel. When they get the sharks, they just cut their fins and then throw them into the sea. The sharks without fins can not survive and finally die. Or they will be eaten by other sharks.
|Oct 18, 2010 21:47
|Chinese medicine is good. When I was about 1 year old, I was very sick. My parents sent me to the hospital. I was injected with cephaloridine. However, I didn’t get better even the cephaloridine was used up. Then my parents decided to take me away from the hospital. But the doctor didn’t allow my parents to bring me out of the hospital. My parents promised that they would take the responsibility if there was something wrong.
Then my parents brought me to an old herbalist doctor. He wrote a prescription to my parents and told them to buy Chinese herbal medicine according to his prescription. My parents did as the herbalist doctor told. I was cured after taking six doses. The Chinese herbal medicine just costs less than 5 RMB.
My parents told me that they almost lost me if they didn’t meet that old herbalist doctor. Till now, I still use Chinese herbal medicine when I am sick.
PS: It is my experience. I didn’t make up a story here.
|Oct 19, 2010 22:19
|How many of you have eaten edible bird's nest? The edible bird's nest (燕窝) is a kind of tonic. It is as expensive as shark fin.
|Apr 6, 2011 17:11
|Sorry to say this, but your number is WAY off! We do not kill 1 million sharks a year, we kill 73-100 million sharks! It is absolutely disgusting.
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