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shockra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-05 05:35 AM
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Disney Agrees to Ban Shark Fin Soup
http://www.seashepherd.org/news/media_050624_1.html

Disney Agrees to Ban Shark Fin Soup

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Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) created a special shirt to promote this campaign. The Stop Shark Finning T-shirts (with the artwork created by Dutch artist and Sea Shepherd volunteer Geert-Jan Vons) were an important tactic in convincing Disney to defend the sharks and not to contribute to their slaughter by serving the expensive shark fin soup.

The artwork featuring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck cutting off the fins of sharks with the slogan Donald Sucks was reported in the International Herald Tribune, New York Times, and London Times.

A week after the story appeared internationally, Disney reversed its decision to serve shark fin soup.

They had agreed a week ago to serve only sharks caught from sustainable fisheries but their own research confirmed what Sea Shepherd had already told them there is no sustainable shark fishery.

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JackieO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-28-05 10:01 AM
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1. Nice work, Sea Shepherd!
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shockra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 05:17 AM
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2. Bwahahaaaa.
Sea Shepherd News

07/08/2005

Victory Over Disney Reflections

"Don Robinson, Hong Kong Disneyland's group managing director, said in a statement that the company's latest decision was "consistent with our ongoing commitment to conservation and responsible consumption practices.

"Striking the right balance between cultural sensitivities and conservation has always been our goal, he said.

The irony seems to have been lost on him. They swore blind that having it on the menu was also consistent. And there was precious little evidence that "balance" was an issue they took seriously, since they claimed it was respect for culture that forced their hand in the first place. All the intelligence I have received suggests that Disney are control freaks, and that it really irks that they could not contain this skirmish.

We shall just have to keep a close eye on them in case of any backsliding. Can we trust them?

By the way, this is the same Don Robinson who now claims he knows more about shark fin than most people. In just one day he personally received 3000 emails from protestors, and this crashed his email system. Well done, guys - nothing like a democratic education.

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