Wednesday, August 27, 2014   

Taiwan suspects 150 dolphins butchered for meat
(01-14 17:38)

Taiwanese authorities said they confiscated 7.65 tonnes of dolphin meat in one of the largest hauls of its kind.
Officials seized the meat while searching a frozen goods factory in southern Kaohsiung over the weekend.
Tests confirmed the product was dolphin, and it is estimated 150 of the animals were slaughtered to create the stockpile, the Pingtung Forest District Office said.
The factory owner, who said he bought the meat from local fishermen, faces up to five years in jail and a maximum fine of T$1.5 million ($50,000) for violating wildlife protection laws, said the agency which organized the search.
All species of whale and dolphin are protected under Taiwan's conservation law since 1989. It is illegal to buy protected animals for any purpose.—AFP
   
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