Yao Ming, the NBA star who is 7 foot 6 inches (!) tall, speaks out against shark fin soup:

NBA star and Shanghai Sharks owner Yao Ming urged China on Friday to say no to shark fin soup to stop the overfishing of some species amid growing demand for the delicacy.

The Houston Rockets centre who recently bought his hometown’s professional team unveiled a television commercial aimed at wealthy Chinese which urges them to stop ordering shark fin soup.

This is clearly a good thing he is doing…killing sharks just for their fins is really cruel.  I’m wondering, should he change the name of his Shanghai team, the Sharks, to something else? How about the Scrum?  Not good.  How about the No-Fins?  That might help.


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