Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Resorts World restaurant serves shark fin dishes
The dining menu at Genting Palace at Resorts World includes:
Shark's Fin and Prawn Dumplings in Superior Soup
Superior Shark’s Fin Abalone, Scallop and Fish Maw
Shark’s Fin Soup with Crab Meat
From Huffington Post, re: President Obama's recent visit to San Francisco, where he chowed down on Shark's fin soup:
The big problem with Great Eastern is that it serves shark fin soup, which is the product of what is widely considered one of the cruelest animal treatment practices on earth, shark finning. Shark finning is also doubly illegal in San Francisco; it's banned by both California and federal law. Critics have been quick to note that Obama himself signed the Shark Conservation Act into law last January.
From Stop Shark Finning:
Finning is the inhumane practice of hacking off the shark's fins and throwing its still living body back into the sea. The sharks either starve to death, are eaten alive by other fish, or drown (if they are not in constant movement their gills cannot extract oxygen from the water).
This post is not about Obama (who should have done his homework about where he was visiting, but probably just ate what was handed to him in order to be polite during a photo op). Rather, this post is about the electeds that pushed for the Resorts World project and continue to push for an expansion of the casino and a convention center, built and run by Genting, who apparently supports shark finning.
Do you electeds also support shark finning? Why do you support an entity that does? Why hasn't this practice been banned in New York? Governor Cuomo, are you going to do something about this?