Whale shark being sawed into pieces while still alive at Chinese market

(WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT)

A video showing a whale shark being sawed in chunks while still alive is currently going viral, The video sparks outrage with shark groups and animal rights activists.

The video shows vendors cut sections of an still alive whale shark using a crosscut saw in front of a large crowd including children. The vendors work their way upward while the whale is still breating.

People who saw the video deemed the act as barbaric and ruthless. It was not clear where in China the video was taken.

The whale shark is the largest fish on the planet, and on average reach about 12 metres – 39 feet – in length. The species is protected by law from being hunted or sold for meat.

Here is the video: (The video contains content that you may find disturbing)

(Photo source: Youtube video screengrab)

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