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Disney pulls shark's fin from Hong Kong park menu
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Disney pulls shark's fin from Hong Kong park menu

First posted 04:56pm (Mla time) June 25, 2005
Agence France-Presse

HONG KONG -- Green groups Saturday applauded the Disney company after it said it would pull controversial shark's fin soup from the menu of its Hong Kong theme park following international outcry.

The giant American company said in a brief statement it had decided to abandon plans to serve the controversial dish after failing to find suppliers that did not harvest the fins in an inhumane way.

The U-turn was welcomed by environmentalists who had launched a global protest against the company after it said it would serve the delicacy -- whose popularity is blamed for waning shark populations -- at wedding banquets.

"We applaud Disney for making the right decision to remove shark fin from their menu," Ginette Hemley of conservation group WWF said in a statement.

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