A Chinese non-profit wildlife organization exposed what they believe to be the largest whale shark-processing factory in the world
A Hong Kong-based non-profit organization called WildLifeRisk just exposed what it calls “the world’s largest slaughtering facility for whale sharks,” an endangered species. The facility, operating near the southeastern Chinese city of Wenzhou, processes an estimated 600 whale sharks each year, WildLifeRisk reports. The animals’ parts and oils are used to make cosmetics, processed as traditional Chinese medicine, turned into leather and served in shark fin soup, according to the report.
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