I find the following quote from a restaurateur interesting...regarding the banning of shark fin soup, this guy said, "Unless it's nationwide legislation, I don't see how it can effectively end the illegal shark hunting," he said through a translator.
"Meanwhile, look at the food on our table. Can we guarantee every cow, chicken, pig, fish was not slaughtered inhumanely? Should the killing of these animals be all regulated?"
"If Toronto passes the bylaw, it simply means people will just cross the street to other cities like Markham, for shark fins," said Ko...
For his comment about regulating the killing of cows and chickens, my first thought was yes! He made it sound ludicrous to ban shark fin soup. It's true that we might not be banning pork, beef, and so on...but we have to start somewhere.
The other comment about people just going to Markham or other places for shark fins...he does have a point. People will indeed likely just go somewhere else for the soup. If there is a ban, it should be countrywide.