Street aerobics came with a creative message this past Friday, as WildAid members dressed as sharks and danced on a Shanghai street to encourage residents to stop ordering the cruelly-made and once popular shark fin soup. The dance was part of the “I’m FINished with FINS” campaign, which we saw trending on Weibo last October and has had a number of recent celebrity endorsements including Maggie Q, Prince William and David Beckham, not to mention long-time advocate Yao Ming.
And look at them go.
Government crackdowns on corruption and a Hong Kong ban on shark fin soup at official banquets could mean that the dish, costly both in price and for endangered shark species, may be on its way out for good.
By Giulia Sciota
[Image via China.org]