From Nepal to Denmark, we’ve read about how man has killed thousands of innocent and helpless animals, only for business purposes. And these rude acts seemed to be endless.
Just recently, a disturbing video of two fishermen in China slaughtering an enormous whale shark with the sharpest saw have gone viral.
According to the Daily Mail report, vendors at a fishing dock in China are seen using a crosscut saw to cut sections of the living shark to be sold on a meat market. Several dozen adults, including children, gather at the scene of the whale shark’s demise.
Some among them appear to take delight while others gasp at the sickening sight of the shark struggling to breathe. And while it cannot make an audible noise, experts say the whale shark is clearly in unimaginable pain from being cut alive.
One of the most horrible part of the video is perhaps, the moment water and blood gush from the large, but majestic creature. This spontaneous action took place when the shark vendors cut into the animal’s stomach and large blood vessels. Needless to say, animal activists are livid over the barbaric act of animal cruelty and abuse.
According to, Ali Hood, Director of Conservation for the Shark Trust charity,
The footage of a whale shark being butchered whilst apparently still alive has appalled Shark Trust supporters. To see such a magnificent, placid animal treated with such little dignity demonstrates to the Shark Trust how vital it is to continue to raise awareness as to the importance ofsharks and their relatives to a healthy, balanced marine environment.”
Although culling whale sharks are illegal around the world, China has a history of liberal laws and lax enforcement. Consequently, animals, even ones that are near extinction, are being butchered for profit at record numbers.