New York lawmakers unveil proposed ban on shark-fin soup

02/21/2012 | Wall Street Journal, The

New York lawmakers announced a bill Tuesday to ban the sale of shark-fin soup in the state, a move drawing criticism from the Asian American Restaurant Association and praise from animal-rights activists. A Humane Society survey tallied 50 restaurants in New York City that currently serve the delicacy, a traditional dish at Chinese weddings that can cost more than $100 a bowl. California, Hawaii, Washington and Oregon already have bans.

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