Hong Kong actress Sharon Kwok, left, listens during a news conference in San Francisco, Friday, May 6, 2011, to support the ban of shark fin soup. A California proposal to outlaw the title ingredient ... more 
Hong Kong actress Sharon Kwok, left, listens during a news conference in San Francisco, Friday, May 6, 2011, to support the ban of shark fin soup. A California proposal to outlaw the title ingredient in shark fin soup, a traditional Chinese delicacy, has turned into a recipe for controversy in San Francisco, home to the nation’s oldest Chinatown. A bill moving through the state Legislature would ban the sale, distribution and possession of shark fins. Supporters say shark finning is inhumane and a threat to the ocean ecosystem. But critics say the consumption of shark fins is a cherished part of Chinese culture. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Paul Sakuma
Fri, May 6, 2011 5:03 PM EDT