A video has been released in which a live whale shark is butchered at a fish market in China.
The video shows around 20 people watching as fishmongers chop off the shark’s tail and then begins slicing the shark into sections.
Some of the bystanders call out the fishmongers for their cruel actions.
The giant harmless shark is of no threat to humans and is a protect under Appendix II of CITES and the Convention for Migratory Species.
However, enforcement of such acts may be slow to reach local law enforcement.
According to the cameraman, the video was filmed at Yangjiang in China’s southern Guangdong province.
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