That’s it folks! As of today, Monday July 1, 2013, shark fin soup and all things shark fin related are officially banned in the state of California. The traditional Asian dish/delicacy was once reserved only for the super-rich, but has lately become a more regular staple in the Asian cuisine. What this increased demand has done is force some fishermen to go to great extremes to get these fins, sometimes cutting the fins off of caught sharks and then dumping the shark back into the ocean to drown helplessly.

Time to move on to bird’s nest maybe?