People Ending Animal Cruelty and Exploitation

Debate on Shark’s Fin Soup, 16 Feb (Thurs), 9:30am – 12:30pm, @ ISEAS Seminar Room II


Event: Shark’s Fin Soup: To ban or not to ban?

Date: 16 February 2012 (Thursday)

Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm

Venue: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Seminar Room II

Registration: Please complete the reply form ( and return by fax to the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies,
OR email: by Tuesday, 14 February 2012.


Event details: 

Shark’s fin soup, a famed Chinese delicacy, has had a bad reputation among animal lovers and ecologists due to its wasteful and cruel nature and its potential ecological harm. To provide for the billion dollar trade, millions of sharks are killed annually, by being finned and thrown back to the sea to die slow deaths. This brings the question of whether shark’s fin soup should be banned. Perhaps not, says Dr Choo-Hoo Giam, who is a vet, an animal lover and member of a UN boby on endangered species.

Be engaged in the exciting debate as Dr Choo-Hoo Giam (CITES, UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), Mr Louise Ng (ACRES), Mr Hank Jenkins (Species Management Specialists) and Professor Steve Oakley (Shark Savers Malaysia) debate on whether shark’s fin soup should be banned!


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