EXCLUSIVE: Assembly Member Paul Fong on the CA Shark Fin Soup Ban

A few weeks ago, I blogged about the California state assembly member Paul Fong’s introduction of a bill on banning the sale of shark fin soup in the state of California. Since Fong is actually my representative and his office is just a few miles from where I live, I thought I’d ask him directly questions I had regarding this bill. This was the first time I had interviewed anybody, let alone an elected official, so I appreciated Fong spending a few minutes to answer a few questions I had. I asked Fong about his motivations behind the bill, his like or dislike of the soup itself,  the reaction by his constituents, the process for the bill and when it’ll come to a vote, as well as what voters can do to support this bill. As I’ve stated before, I’m a Fong supporter and am for this ban. I’m not a big fan of shark fin soup (though have politely ate it when offered) but given what I know now, will abstain from eating it when offered.

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About John

I'm a Taiwanese-American and was born & raised in Western Massachusetts, went to college in upstate New York, worked in Connecticut, went to grad school in North Carolina and then moved out to the Bay Area in 1999 and have been living here ever since - love the weather and almost everything about the area (except the high cost of housing...)
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