Hong Kong conservationists expressed outrage Thursday after images emerged of a factory rooftop covered in thousands of freshly sliced shark fins, as they called for curbs on the "barbaric" trade.
This photo, taken on January 2, 2013, shows shark fins drying in the sun on the roof of a factory building in Hong Kong. Local conservationists expressed outrage after images emerged, calling for curbs on the 'barbaric' trade.
The southern Chinese city is one of the world's biggest markets for shark fins, which are used to make soup that is an expensive staple at Chinese banquets and viewed by many Asians as a rare delicacy.
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