Chinese community gets green light to cook shark fin soup as Toronto’s ban on sale of shark fins ruled not valid

 

Shark finning can be largely summarized as the monetizing of human whims. It is the brutal practice of slicing off a shark’s fins, often for use in shark fin soup, an Asian delicacy. The shark – often still alive – is thrown overboard to bleed to death and die of starvation at the bottom of the sea.

Ontario judge rules Toronto’s shark fin ban invalid
CBC News Posted: Dec 1, 2012 11:10 AM ET Last Updated: Dec 1, 2012 5:36 PM ET
Toronto’s ban on the sale of shark fins is invalid, according to an Ontario Superior Court judge. (Paul Sakuma/Associated Press) Facebook

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Shark fins may be back on the menu in Toronto.

Ontario Superior Court Judge James Spence has ruled that Toronto’s ban on the sale of shark fins and other such products is not valid.

Spence said that the city does not have the power to enforce such a ban. Continue reading

Two men arrested in shooting death of Maple Batalia

 

Maple Batalia

2 men arrested in shooting death of B.C. teen Maple Batalia
CBC News Posted: Dec 1, 2012 11:22 AM PT Last Updated: Dec 1, 2012 4:07 PM PT Facebook

Maple Batalia was an aspiring model and actress. (CBC)

Two men have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of Maple Batalia in Surrey, B.C., last year, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team announced Saturday.

The 19-year-old was gunned down in a parking lot at SFU’s Surrey campus on Sept. 28, 2011. Continue reading