Target: Wang Quishan, Secretary of The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection
Goal: Punish two fishermen who killed and hanged an endangered whale shark from a crane.
Two fishermen allegedly slaughtered an endangered whale shark. Photos depicted the shark hanging from a crane, clearly deceased. Take a stand for this endangered species and demand punishment for these fishermen.
Photos of the dead shark circulated the internet and sparked immediate outrage. The fishermen, surnamed Liao and Huang, claimed that they found it dead and decomposing. However, online commenters quickly noticed the resemblance to a photo of a live shark that had been shared by oil rig workers just hours earlier. Liao and Huang allegedly sold the shark’s meat for 2.5 yuan ($0.4) per kilogram.
The fishermen will be charged with hunting an endangered animal. The local fisheries chief is also under investigation for ‘serious violation of discipline.’ Sign below and demand the maximum penalty for those convicted of this heinous act.
Dear Secretary Wang,
An endangered whale shark is dead, allegedly at the hands of two fishermen. Photos posted on the internet showed the shark hanging from a crane, clearly deceased. We demand that you punish the people responsible for this monstrous act.
Two fishermen, surnamed Liao and Huang, claimed that they found the shark dead and decomposing. However, many feel that this is the same shark that was photographed alive only hours earlier. Oil rig workers took the photo of the thriving whale shark and captioned it “old friend,” as the shark regularly visits their rig.
Clearly, many loved this shark. Even the law protects it, due to its endangered status. We demand that you enforce the maximum punishment for the men convicted of this crime.
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