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Yao Ming Swears Off Shark's Fin Soup

NBA star Yao Ming pledged Wednesday to give up eating shark's fin soup, a Chinese delicacy, as he joined a campaign to promote wildlife protection. "Endangered species are our friends," Yao said at a news conference organized by the London-based conservation group WildAid.

The group said China is the world's biggest importer of shark's fins, which conservationists say are cut from sharks that are thrown back into the ocean to die.

China’s elites and WildAid launch Chinese initiative to save endangered species and sharks

Today, leading Chinese stars - Yao Ming, Li Ning and Liu Huan jointly launched WildAid's public awareness campaign to protect endangered species and in particular sharks from high levels of consumption, which threaten them with extinction.

WildAid Partners with World Channel Inc.

WildAid's new partner, KMTP32 World Channel, is now showing our PSAs in their primetime schedule, bringing our conservation messages to the Chinese community in California's Bay Area.

World Channel is a diverse and multi-faceted entertainment company that provides quality in-language entertainment to Chinese communities in key cities across North America. We would like to extend a special thank you to World Channel as their generous donation of airtime will be instrumental in reaching out to the Chinese American community.

Shark fin soup threatens to wipe out the world’s oldest predator and damage consumer health

International conservation group WildAid and the Singapore Environment Council today launched a new report and public service campaign to raise the alarm that sharks continued to be slaughtered in vast numbers to supply shark fin soup. Analysis of trade data indicated that fins from between 40 to 70 million sharks are being used annually for soup.

World's first ban on shark fin makes Hawaii global leader in shark conservation

On the eve of the State of Hawaii becoming the first jurisdiction to ban sales of shark fin soup, local and international conservation groups praised the ground-breaking move as a first step to halting the decimation of global shark stocks.

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