NEWS: World’s largest whale shark slaughterhouse uncovered in China

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.

Whale shark fins are dried and stacked for export. This processing plant processes over 600 whale sharks per year. Puqi, Zhejiang Province, China. Photo: WildLife Risk

Whale shark fins are dried and stacked for export. This processing plant processes over 600 whale sharks per year. Puqi, Zhejiang Province, China. Photo: WildLife Risk

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.

Read the rest of this article, originally published in The Ecologist

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