30 Jan '15, 5am

Investigation finds Chinese factory slaughters 600 whale sharks a year [1 yr ago]

Living whale shark. All photos courtesy of WildLifeRisk A four-year investigation by WildLifeRisk, a Hong Kong-based marine conservation group, has found that a single factory in China’s Zhejiang Province slaughters some 600 whale sharks a year to produce oil for cosmetics and health supplements. While trade in whale shark products is prohibited under the the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), WildLifeRisk found that there is a bustling global market for the products being turned out of Pu Qi factory. "The products derived from these protected species are being exported to the United States, Canada and Italy, in contravention of the internationally-binding CITES agreement," said the group in a statement, which goes on to urge consumers not to buy products containing whale shark and authorities to take action against the...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0129-whale-shark-slaughter-...

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