101 Damnations Archives
June 15, 2005
101 Damnations! - Disney slaughter of the sharks.
Admittedly, it's been a while since we've had the 101 Damnations piece up... simply put, Eisner's out. We couldn't be happier with that.
Then this little pile-o-crap floated to the top and we had to revive 101.
Disney, under fire from green groups for planning to offer shark's fin soup at its Hong Kong resort, announced a novel plan to ease activists' fears -- it will hand out leaflets explaining the cruelty of shark fishing with every bowl of the controversial dish.
The leaflet scheme is the latest salvo in a global row with environmentalists over its decision to serve the delicacy, blamed for a sharp decline in shark numbers worldwide, at wedding banquets when the Hong Kong theme park opens in September.
Disney has resisted calls to drop the luxury item and instead seeks to educate customers against buying it.