dusitD2: First 5-star hotel in Pattaya to join ‘Fin Free’
Hotel dusitD2 baraquda pattaya joins Fin Free campaign to support shark fins consumption reduction.
Hotel dusitD2 baraquda pattaya became the first 5 star hotel in Pattaya to join Fin Free Thailand, a growing nationwide movement to encourage hotel business to stop serving shark fins menu, to protect the endangered sharks, marine ecosystems, and people’s health.
Fin Free Thailand is initiated by FREELAND Foundation, under iTHINK Campaign funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), together with Love Wildlife Foundation, and Change.org Thailand. And is gaining support from Thai people, school and businesses. The main objective of the campaign is to protect sharks by encouraging corporate environmental responsibility and consumer awareness. Hotels, restaurants and other businesses are encouraged to ban shark fin. Consumers are made aware of the
potential impacts of consumption, including on their own health, as shark fin has been found to be a serious health hazard.
Cindy Bishop, the campaign Ambassador of Fin Free Thailand and a famous celebrity who grew up locally in Pattaya said, “Millions of sharks are killed worldwide each year, mostly for the consumption of shark fin soups at specialty restaurants and hotels. Most people who consumed shark fins soups do not realize that shark fins have the highest levels of concentrated mercury of any fish. This can pose many serious health risks for consumers, including neurological disorders, damage to central nervous system, and infertility problems.”
As the first Hotel in Pattaya to join the global Fin Free movement, Khun Chonlatee Nakamadee, the General Manager of dusitD2 baraquda pattaya said, “We are delighted to join Fin Free Thailand to raise the awareness about the danger of consuming shark fin dishes, from both the environment and health issues. Since we are a hotel that based our winning design from respecting the ocean, dusitD2 baraquda pattaya is committed to go
100% shark fin free.”
“The Hotel has always taken many leading steps to meet the changing consumers’ lifestyle. We will encourage fin-free menus for all occasions, including New Year’s celebrations, wedding receptions, and other special events. It is very important to be a part of this growing worldwide movement.”
For more information about Dusit D2 Pattaya, visit www.dusit.com/dusit-d2/dusitd2-baraquda-pattaya.html