Walt Disney once said: "Conservation … is a science whose principles are written in the oldest code in the world, the laws of nature. The natural resources of our vast continent are not inexhaustible. But if we will use our riches wisely, if we will protect our wildlife and preserve our lakes and streams, these things will last us for generations to come."
The following is taken from Disney Corporation's environmental policy:
Promote wildlife and habitat conservation through partnerships with the scientific and academic communities, and organizations committed to preserving the earth's biodiversity. Integrate natural resource conservation in all Disney's planning, development and operations activities. Effectively plan and manage conservation lands for the preservation of native plant and animal species."
I guess the corporate suits at Disney forgot that when they saw that they could sell a of bowl of the soup for $400. Happily, there are a lot of people around the world ready to remind them of their own official policy. Corporations operate to increase their profits, but we as consumers do have the power, through our choices, to impact their bottom line and induce them to be responsible. We can make a difference.
Sharks still face pressure from overfishing for their fins and valuable cartilage, but at least Disney Hong Kong won't be adding to the problem.
One salt water.