Video of the Day: Hundreds of Dead Sharks on Hong Kong Sidewalk!

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About this video, Alex Hofford says: “Hong Kong shark fin traders regularly block the city’s sidewalks with stinky shark fins, causing not only an obstruction to pedestrians, but also a deep inconvenience to our oceans.”

Photo credit: Alex Hofford

At his website, he writes: “Imagine what this scene would look like if the bodies were still attached to those shark fins. And now imagine that scene again, but this time underwater.”

“It is very difficult to photograph shark fins drying in the sun in places like South Africa and Costa Rica. The shark fins drying there are usually kept out of sight behind high breezeblock walls with barbed wire and security cameras. By Chinese organized crime syndicates. The same ones they have here. This is because global shark fin traders know they are doing bad stuff and do not want negative publicity. However in Asia’s World City, shark fin drying is done in public – in flagrante, as my friend so well put it today.”

Photo credit: Alex Hofford

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5 Replies to “Video of the Day: Hundreds of Dead Sharks on Hong Kong Sidewalk!”

  1. Marie

    When I was in Hong Kong 2 years ago I was overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of shark fins in huge jars in all the shops along the so-called Golden Mile. When I started to take pictures I was kicked out of a shop! They know it’s wrong…they just don’t care!!

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