Sharks & Whales


The folks at Hong Kong Disneyland prudently decided to take their specialite de la maison shark’s fin soup off the wedding banquet menu at the amusement park. The head of the park explained: “Striking the right balance between cultural sensitivities and conservation has always been our goal…”

I would opine that pressure from one of the more effective non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the World Wildlife Fund, actually sunk the daily special. Don’t underestimate the power of NGO’s! Edelman’s Trust Barometer found that public trust is higher for NGOs than for politicians, business leaders and the media. Trust means influence.

Now what do to about Japan’s whale sandwich? It too will discover the teeth of some NGO or another.