California shark fin ban moves forward
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A bill that would ban the sale of shark fins in California cleared a key legislative hurdle Thursday afternoon.
The bill, promoted by conservationists, would stop shark fin sales by the end of next year.
Some lawmakers, including state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, say the bill unfairly targets Asian cultures, which use the fins for soup.
The bill passed the Senate appropriations committee and now moves to the full Senate for a vote in the next few weeks.
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