Don't support markets, restaurants, or any other vendors that sell or serve shark fins including shark fin soup.

Shark Fin Soup is a popular delicacy in China BUT is eaten in Chinese restaurants around the world. It is considered to be a luxury and is still served in many restaurants even in your very own neighborhood. I'm seeking a commitment by folks to begin boycotting these very restaurants until they remove Shark Fin Soup from their menu. The Animal Welfare Institute has published a list of restaurants in major metropolitan areas that serve this dish and I'm asking that you would examine this list for restaurants in your area and consider not eating at any of these restaurants indefinitely. We've already seen success from this approach with restaurants around the U.S.

Here's one such example: Stella!

For my San Diegan readers, here's a list of restaurants in San Diego that serve Shark Fin Soup taken on November 1, 2009.

Obtained at the Animal Welfare Institute online.

Anh Hong Pho Pasteur Restaurant 7612 Linda Vista Rd. San Diego CA 92111 (858) 569-7515China Max 4698 Convoy Street, #C101 San Diego, CA 92111 (858) 650-3333
Chin's Szechwan 9335 Kearny Mesa Rd. San Diego, CA 92126 (858) 563-2300Emerald Chinese Seafood Restaurant Pacific Gateway Plaza 3709 Convoy Street, Suite 101 San Diego, CA 92111
Golden City 5375 Kearny Villa Rd. San Diego, CA 92123 (858) 565-6682Golden State Seafood Restaurant 9460 Mira Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92126 (858) 578-8818
Imperial Mandarin Retaurant 3904 Convoy St, Ste 102 San Diego, CA 92111 (858) 292-1222 Jasmine Seafood Restaurant 4609 Convoy Street San Diego, CA 92111 (858) 268-0888
King's Garden 10066 Pacific Heights Blvd. San Diego, CA 92121 (858) 587-3916 Mandarin Garden Restaurant 8242 Mira Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92126 (858) 566-4720
Shanghai City 3860 Convoy St. San Diego, CA 92111 (858) 278-5883 Silver Ark Restaurant 8993 Mira Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92126 (858) 537-9683
Szechuan House 9323 Mira Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92126 (858) 586-1620 Tajima Restaurant 4681 Convoy St. San Diego, CA 92111
Tajima Restaurant 4411 Mercury St. San Diego, CA 92111 (858)278-5367 The Little Fish Market 2401 Fenton Pkwy. San Diego, CA 92108 (619) 280-2277
Yenchim Garden Restaurant 13279 Black Mountain Rd. San Diego, CA 92129 (858) 484-7277