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The Dream Shake Sep 4, 2014
Yao Ming protects elephants, sharks, continues to be a badass

Yao Ming protects elephants, sharks, continues to be a badass

We didn't need anymore reasons to love Yao at The Dream Shake, but he continues to make a difference, working to stop shark fin and elephant tusk trade in China. Yao Ming was an incredible basketball player for the Rockets. He may just be an even better person. Since retiring in 2011, Yao has traveled the world seeking to protect endangered wildlife, and his work is starting to bear fruit. A few years ago, Yao began campaigning in China to discourage the consumption of shark fin soup, helping to reduce the sale of shark fins by between 50 and 70 percent in China, according to a profile in...

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