Shark fin soup is traditionally on the menus of the huge banquets celebrating the Chinese New Year, as the New Year is fast approaching, I wonder what the toil is going to be this years. The Guardian ran a story in August last year about China’s rapider decline in it’s appetite for shark fin’s, this is brilliant news. but still an estimated 100 million sharks are killed each year, mostly to meet the demand for shark fin soup. That’s over 1.9 million sharks killed every week! What about Thailand – Shark fin restaurant owners in Bangkok’s Chinatown alone have claimed to be selling more than 20,000 bowls of shark fin soup per month. There is a group of people trying to make Thailand shark fin free, for more information please visit their site. Beside the obvious environmental issues they’re are also health issues, such as Shark fin soup has been identified as a serious health risk for humans, she said, citing the World Health Organisation. One bowl of shark fin soup contains dangerous levels of mercury.