Thailand – Australia – United Kingdom

Tesco Lotus Responds to Shark Fin Products

After writing about the sale of Shark Fin Products at Tesco lotus outlets in Thailand we contacted Tesco directly to ask for their say in this matter.

Here’s their Response.

“I am sorry that you are unhappy with our decision to sell shark fins in our Thailand stores.

Please let me assure you that we appreciate your concerns about animal welfare and thank you for taking the time to bring your comments to our attention.

Like many other retailers in Thailand, Tesco sells shark fin in its stores as our customers expect to be able to buy it. We know that we need to balance different cultural attitudes, in this case respecting the different traditions and values on this issue that exist in Thailand with the very important issue of sustainability and welfare.

This is why we will conduct a review and take expert advice to ensure that we source shark in the most sustainable way possible.

I have fully logged your concerns and I can assure you that your own comments, along with any others we receive, will be duly noted.

Thank you for letting us know your views. If I can help further, please just let me know.

—- Disclaimer —-
This is a confidential email.  Tesco may monitor and record all emails.  The views expressed in this email are those of the sender and not Tesco.

Tesco Stores Limited
Company Number: 519500
Registered in England
Registered Office: Tesco House, Delamare Road”

Please contact them yourselves. We can’t control local retailers but a major chain who packages and markets their products in english is someone we CAN.

Tesco Customer Service <customer.service@tesco.co.uk>

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