Charity Concert Supports Fin Free Thailand Campaign

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On December 21, Swissotel Le Concorde Bangkok hosted the Fin Free Charity concert in support of the Fin Free Thailand campaign. The U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Patrick Murphy spoke at the event and helped celebrate the group’s work in reducing the shark fin trade in Thailand. Thanks to the Fin Free Thailand campaign with support from the USAID-funded Asia’s Regional Response to Endangered Species Trafficking (ARREST) Program, more than 90 prominent hotels have removed the controversial ingredient from their menus. More than 100 million sharks are killed each year, many of them for their fins alone and often very inhumanely, and several species are now nearing extinction.

 

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