Forget the Shark Fins, Eat an Ear
Author: Tim Wall
Source: Discovery News
July 12, 2012
"An old adage says you can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear...but you could make sow's ear soup.
Or how about a cow's nose soup?
If neither of those sounds appetizing, why is shark fin soup such a delicacy? All of those soups' main ingredient is cartilage. Yet it is only in the case of the latter of those three dishes that people are willing to pay exorbitant prices and fuel an international trade in animal mutilation."
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