At The Asian Seafood Expo In Hong Kong, Critically Endangered Bluefin Tuna...
How can this be allowed to happen?
Everyone, by now, knows that bluefin tuna is on the verge of extinction.
According to the United Nations International Union for the Conservation of Nature (UN-IUCN) 'Red List' of endangered species, bluefin tuna is as 'critically endangered' as the panda or the tiger.
So why is it OK to eat it in Hong Kong?
We don't eat panda or tiger, so why do people eat bluefin tuna? Because it is available, yet rare and expensive.
Because you have to be rich to be able to afford it. How can people be so dumb?
A friend suggested to me tonight that it has to do with race. But I really would prefer not to get into all that here...
ALEX HOFFORD : HONG KONG CHINA BLUEFIN TUNA PHOTOGRAPHER