Shark-Free Shark Fin Soup

The hot hand remains hot.  One of the horrible culinary traditions that persists around the world, even though it is repugnant from an environmental perspective, is the harvesting of fins from sharks to make soup. Click the image to the left for but one small data point in the effort to end the illegal harvesting and sale of shark fins.

Better yet, don’t click that.

That story came by way of a post here on The New Yorker‘s website about efforts to eradicate the demand for shark fins in a more creative manner: fighting culinary fire with culinary fire, so to speak.  In the spirit of entrepreneurial conservation we say bon appetit.

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