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NTUC FairPrice Takes Sharkfin Products Off Its Shelves

NTUC FairPrice issued a public statement on its Facebook wall promising to cease the sale of shark fin products by the first quarter of 2012.

".... Sustainability is important to FairPrice and we have been relooking various policies in our commitment to be a socially responsible retailer. The sale of shark fin has been one of the areas that we have been looking into in the past few months. We are pleased to announce that we will cease the sale of shark fin products by the first quarter of this year. This is to ensure that we honour our current commitments to our partners but will no longer be placing new orders for shark fin products."

Read more on NTUC FairPrice facebook

More details on Asian Scientist
 / ©: © Jürgen Freund / WWF-Canon
Sharks fins laid out on the streets to dry and for trimming and cleaning before selling. Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
© © Jürgen Freund / WWF-Canon