- 60 young blue shark carcasses were discovered in north west Taiwan
- Local authorities are hunting the perpetrators behind the killings
- The deaths have caused outrage among internet users in the country
- Locals have said that the fins could have been used for shark fin soup
WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES
The Daily Mail
Date: 4 February 2016
By SOPHIE WILLIAMS FOR MAILONLINE
Authorities in Taiwan are investigating after around 60 baby sharks were stripped of their fins and left on an embankment to die.
The dead baby blue sharks were seen by a passerby in the city of
Hsinchu, Taiwan, the People’s Daily Online reports.
The photos have caused outage online with people in Taiwan asking for action to be taken.
Tiny creatures: The largest shark was 27 inches long with the smallest measuring 11 inches
The blue shark is a species that lives in the world’s tropical oceans.
Local authorities were informed of the discovery near a bridge and found that the sharks were mainly untouched apart from her severed fins. [FULL STORY]