World’s largest whale shark slaughterhouse uncovered
The world’s biggest slaughterhouse for endangered whale sharks has been uncovered in southeast China, writes Sophie Morlin-Yron. It’s products are being traded across the world in health and cosmetic products.
The largest slaughtering facility for Whale sharks ever seen has been uncovered in southeastern China by Hong Kong based WildLife Risk.
The slaughterhouse, operated by China Wenzhou Yueqing Marine Organisms Health Protection Foods Co Ltd, is estimated to butcher over 600 Whale sharks – an internationally protected endangered species – every year.
Alex Hofford and Paul Hilton from the organisation said in a joint statement: “How these harmless creatures, these gentle giants of the deep, can be slaughtered on such an industrial scale is beyond belief.”
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