22 August 2009

28 Aug (Fri): Debate and Public Forum on Sharks and Shark's Fin

Are sharks killed mainly for their fins, their meat or both? Some believe that it is western propaganda that sharks are killed mainly for their fins, saying instead that they are slaughtered chiefly for their meat. However, the majority viewpoint is that the demand for shark’s fin is the key factor driving sharks towards extinction.

Hear both sides of the story and watch the exciting debate between proponents of the two camps.

The debaters include Dr Giam Choo Hoo, an Asian representative at CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) meetings, and Louis Ng, Executive Director of ACRES (Animal Concerns Research and Education Society).

This debate and public forum will be chaired by Dr Shawn Lum, President of NSS, and is open to all including NSS members, the public and the media. Venue: to be announced on the NSS website and various email loops one week before the date of the debate. The venue can also be checked by calling the NSS office.

Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Training Room P303, Spring Singapore, 2 Bukit Merah Central, Singapore 159835

Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

More links
Latest media reports on sharks and sharks fins on the wildsingapore news blog.

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