Police in southwest China have arrested two men after the murder of Keith caused a wide outrage on the Internet.
The two men, Liao and Huang were charged with hunting endangered animals after they killed a whale shark and sold it to the meat about 2.5 yuan ($ 0,4) per kilogram, according to the state news Agency Xinhua.
The chief of the local fisheries, also said the provincial Communist party authorities that this is a serious breach of discipline will be investigated. The Network posted a photo of the giant fish hanging supported by the crane. This has caused a wide public resonance. People demanded justice.
At the same time, Liao and Huang have reported that the animal was already dead and decomposed when they found him. Commentators quickly associated this photo with another image recently appeared on the Internet. Last week was posted a few pictures with the whale shark. Working oil rigs said it was an "old friend" who often came to visit the tower at this time of year.
The whale shark is the largest fish in the world. These fish are considered "vulnerable." In China they are considered a national-protected animals. The whale shark under the law should be released if caught.
Shark hunting is illegal in the Philippines, India and Taiwan, although poaching and legal fishing continues in many parts of Asia.
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