Shark fin soup remains legal in Toronto — at least for now

February 22, 2013, The Star.

Council isn’t ready to appeal a legal ruling wiping out the city’s ban on selling, owning or consuming shark fin products. But a narrower bylaw may be on the way.

Shark fin soup will be slurped in Toronto for the foreseeable future.

City council did not vote Thursday on whether to appeal ajudge’s November ruling that overturned council’s sweeping ban on the sale, possession or consumption of shark fin products.

Instead, council voted 39-3 to ask the city manager to report back in June on any “adverse consequences” on Torontonians from the “depletion of any oceanic species used as food sources,” including sharks.

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