Secret Factory in Southern China Slaughters Endangered Whale Sharks

January 29, 2014 by  
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Hong Kong-based conservation group  WildLifeRisk  (WLR) announced on Monday that they have discovered a whale shark factory in Southern China that processes 600 of the endangered animals every year. The factory, located in the town of Pu Qi in Zhejiang province, pays up to  200,000 yuan ($31,000) per whale shark . According to WLR, this slaughterhouse has spawned its own global network of fishing boats that will hunt the whales on the operation’s behalf. Read the rest of Secret Factory in Southern China Slaughters Endangered Whale Sharks Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: basking shark oil , blue shark oil , illegal whale shark factory , shark fin soup , shark oil , US fish oil market , whale shark factory in China , whale shark meat , whale shark skin , whale shark slaughter        

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Maldives Declares All Its Territorial Waters a Shark Sanctuary

March 12, 2010 by  
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photo: Christian Steen via flickr. The Maldives definitely knows who’s paying the bills these days..

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