Last week, some ghastly pictures popped up from a beach in northwest Taiwan showing about 60 baby blue shark carcasses scattered around the shoreline, all missing their fins.
The dead infant sharks were spotted by a passerby near the city of Hsinchu. Police investigated and found the sharks were mostly unharmed, except for their fins being sliced off, reports ET Today.
All in all, it’s been a pretty good last few years for sharks. In 2012, Taiwan finally banned shark finning and corruption crackdowns in the mainland have led to a rise in shark populations. But continuing appetites for shark fin soup still means that hunting sharks is big business on both sides of the strait.
Taiwanese netizens have expressed their outrage at the massacre and police say they will do all they can to catch the killers.
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