December122012

Gordon Ramsay makes a living cooking, yelling at people, and cursing a lot. He also does that in this video. For good reason. Shark fin soup, a Chinese delicacy that can cost $145 (or £90) a bowl, apparently would be just as good without any shark fin. Yet fishermen go to great lengths to get it – really disturbing lengths. 

You may be thinking to yourself, “I’ve heard about this stuff before, I don’t want to hear any more.” I’d urge you to pause and watch this instead of thinking that. It’s hard to watch but there’s a big payoff. There’s a hopeful ending that you could help with.


At 1:49, the soup review is in. At 3:00, he finds out why people bother eating it. At 5:00, things start to get slightly disturbing. At 7:10, he shares some horrifying math.  At 7:58, Gordon expresses how we’re all feeling (NSFW). And most importantly, at 13:00, he does something with all his outrage and asks local Chinese restaurants to take shark fin off their menus. At 14:30, we see what they decided. 

(Source: upworthy.com)

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