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Activists claim China is housing giant whale shark slaughterhouse

A factory which processes around 600 whale sharks annually has been found in southern China, a conservation group said Monday, calling it the world’s biggest slaughterhouse for the endangered species. Hong Kong-based conservation group WildLifeRisk said it discovered the factory in the town of Pu Qi in Zhejiang province after…

Locals confused as dead whale shark washes ashore near Philippine capital

A dead young whale shark has washed ashore in Manila Bay near the Philippine capital, far from the endangered giant fish’s traditional feeding grounds, fishermen and a wildlife official said Thursday. The five-metre (17-foot) corpse took locals by surprise in Tanza, a fishing district near the mouth of the bay,…