VegNews Daily

Taiwan Bans Shark Finning

Taiwan has become the first Asian nation to ban the cruel practice of shark finning.

Starting in 2012, Taiwan will make history as the first Asian nation to ban shark finning. To obtain the central ingredient in shark-fin soup, fisherman use the cruel practice of shark finning—cutting the fins off sharks and throwing them back in the ocean to drown. While the new law doesn’t prohibit shark fishing, it disallows the practice of bringing the shark back in pieces, a measure which should reduce Taiwan’s status as the fourth largest shark-fin industry in the world. The Taiwanese ban is part of a growing worldwide trend, as the European Union has banned the practice and the state of California will prohibit the sale or use of the fins starting in 2013.

 Comments

PETA Names America’s 5 Best Vegan Food Trucks

Animal-rights group unveils the nation’s best meatless meals on wheels.
Read More »

Café Moby Coming Soon to Southern California

Summer opening planned for musician’s new vegan-organic restaurant in Los Angeles.
Read More »

National Vegan Blogger Conference Hits Austin This May

Meat-free bloggers from all over the world converge for Vida Vegan Con.
Read More »

#1 Drought Culprit: Animal Agriculture

While Californians are told to take shorter showers and stop watering their lawns, the worst offender of water consumption remains unregulated.
Read More »

Vegan Bakery to Open Eight Locations Nationwide

Cinnaholic announces new locations across the United States, including cities in Texas, Maryland, and North Carolina.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »