'The world's biggest slaughterhouse' for whale sharks found in China

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stunet started the topic in Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 at 1:49pm

A factory which processes around 600 whale sharks annually has been found in southern China. The whales were all slaughtered "for the sake of non-essential lifestyle props such as lipsticks, face creams, health supplements and shark fin soup."

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140127/whale-shark-factory-f...

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redmondo commented Friday, 12 Oct 2018 at 12:20pm

Fucking great how we treat our world. A new era uplifted in light has begun. No more of this killing our lands. seas and our creatures in it. F---ing Fuck.

Victory!

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Blowin commented Friday, 12 Oct 2018 at 12:59pm

I love whale sharks.....But I couldn’t eat a whole one .

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GuySmiley commented Friday, 12 Oct 2018 at 1:19pm

Heard last week China consumes 60% of the world's fish catch each year and is spending its mega trawlers deeper into the Pacific. How's that going to end for all of us?, that's right we flog our best farming land off to them as quick as we can.

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velocityjohnno commented Friday, 12 Oct 2018 at 9:43pm

..unless we vote for a mob who won't flog off our best farming land, that's a start.

As for the whale sharks, that is absolutely tragic. It seems they just don't care at all - so so far away from a buddhist view of the natural world around us. Any link to more white sharks inshore? On reunion island the fish factory ships strip mined the offshore environment, the bull sharks came in, ate the reef sharks, ate people.

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Stok commented Saturday, 13 Oct 2018 at 2:10pm

I guess you could say at least they're wild caught, instead of farmed.

Anyway, we're all part of the problem. Had the 'pleasure' of reading this little article the other day

'farmed poultry today makes up 70% of all birds on the planet, with just 30% being wild. The picture is even more stark for mammals – 60% of all mammals on Earth are livestock, mostly cattle and pigs, 36% are human and just 4% are wild animals'

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/21/human-race-just-001-...

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truebluebasher commented Sunday, 14 Oct 2018 at 12:48am

Ink pink missing link don't blink Whale Shark extinct

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redmondo commented Monday, 15 Oct 2018 at 6:55pm

Like killing a mockingbird. If you swim with one you know how innocent they are.

Victory!

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goofyfoot commented Tuesday, 16 Oct 2018 at 5:45am

Coming from a country that rounds up then slaughters and tortures dogs for a “festival” this doesn’t surprise me one little bit. Fucking filthy vermin

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garyg1412 commented Tuesday, 16 Oct 2018 at 7:59am

In the late 80's we used to pull up abalone the size of dinner plates along the south eastern seaboard of South Africa. Today there is nothing left, not a thing, nada - thanks to organised crime supplying the insatiable appetite of the asian markets. To this day unfortunately the suppliers just keep plundering more and more ocean species elsewhere around the globe with impunity - just ask the "original" Somali pirates!!! Whale sharks and other delicacies aside we probably need to work out how the fuck this planet is expected to continue to feed 7.6 billion people and growing.

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goofyfoot commented Tuesday, 16 Oct 2018 at 8:59am

Crikey how are your shark stories?!

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