Disney urged not to serve shark fin soup 5-23-05

Disney - which claims to be environmentally friendly - is "making a mistake of the highest order'' in serving shark fin soup to high-paying guests at wedding banquets, warned leading environmentalist Brian Darvell.

The comments of the Hong Kong University professor were echoed by green groups who claim the theme park will be contributing to an environmental disaster.

In a letter to Disney chief executive Michael Eisner made available to The Standard, Darvell, a former chairman of the Hong Kong Marine Conservation Society and a member of the South China Diving Club, said, "I think this is a mistake of the highest order. No matter that such soup is perceived as prestigious by some consumers, from whom you simply wish to make money, shame on you.''