Endangered rays sold at fish market in southern Taiwan

The News Lens
Date: 2017-01-04

Two endangered reef manta rays on Tuesday were seen for sale at a fish market in Kaohsiung, southern

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Taiwan, reports Taiwan News. Pictures of the slaughtered rays have been circulating social media platforms in Taiwan.

The reef manta ray is one of the largest rays in the world and is considered to be vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources in its Red List of Endangered Species. However, manta ray is not on the list of protected species in Taiwan, and local fishermen have been catching and selling their meat when they pass by Taiwan during migration.   [SOURCE]

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