Protesters in Tokyo demonstrate against shark fin soup

Video uploaded by NTDTV on 10. June 2013 :

About 30 protesters demonstrate against the sales of shark fin soup in front of a MUJI shop in Tokyo on Sunday. MUJI is a popular Japanese retail company known for minimalist designs in consumer and household products. One of their products is shark fin soup. Animal rights groups say fining is cruel because the shark is often still alive when the fin is removed and drowns when it is thrown back into the water. The practice also poses a threat to several species that play a vital role in maintaining the balance of marine ecosystems, environmental groups add.