Tuesday, June 30, 2015   

Singapore casino to stop serving shark fin
(06-12 14:31)

The Marina Bay Sands casino in Singapore has announced it will stop serving shark fin at its restaurants, the latest boycott of the contentious delicacy welcomed by animal rights activists.
The casino, part of Las Vegas gaming magnate Sheldon Adelson's portfolio, said the removal of shark fin dishes from its menus is a ''bold testament to our commitment to reducing our environmental impact.''
Its huge expo and convention center, which held over 70 trade shows last year, will also cease serving the dish.
Singapore is the world's second largest shark fin trading territory after Hong Kong, according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization.--AFP   
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