‘Protect Sharks Man’ now in hot water with the law for threatening to poison all people who eat shark fins in Taiwan
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police are hunting for a man who calls himself “Protect Sharks
Man” after he issued a threat on social media that he would poison customers eating shark fin in restaurants across Taiwan.
In a YouTube video posted on Jan. 28 and also uploaded to his Facebook pageon Jan. 29, the 32-year-old, who identifies himself as Shih Po-han (施伯瀚), first announces the “successful’ completion of his first phase, which was to send severed hands representing shark fins to sellers of shark meat to “scare and threaten them.”
Shih then announces that as part of his second phase, he has summoned his 1,300 “Sharkfin Gladiators” to join him in placing a poison inside shark fin soup (魚翅羹), so that all those who eat the dish in all restaurants in Taiwan will ingest the toxin.