The desire for prominence and the search for ‘likes’ on social networks has led a Chinese influencer to forget about animal protection laws.
is about tiziThe ‘stage’ name of a young woman, identified by Jin, who has been fined 125,000 yuan (around 17,000 euros) for showing how He bought, cooked and ate a white shark. This species is in danger of extinction, so each specimen requires special protection.
In the video, which she shared on Douyin (the Chinese version of TikTok), you can see how the smiling girl begins by going to a fisherman, where she orders the shark to be brought to her, which she bought on the Taobao platform. Bought through (owned by the giant Alibaba). In return, the girl grabbed around 1000 Euros. a whole clean shark,
With his characteristic histrionics, he takes the shark to a table with his mother and begins to cut it up, season it and prepare it to serve and eat. “It may sound brutal, but its flesh is actually very tender”Admits at one point in the video.
Fined 17,000 euros for violating the law under reform
Reactions to the video have not been very positive. In fact, many Chinese users he has been charged with animal cruelty And they confirm that it should be punished as it will be.
Sichuan authorities have fined him 125,000 yuan (about 17,000 euros) for the violation. wildlife protection lawOn which the Chinese government is working to improve. Concern for the environment, at least as far as fauna is concerned, is prompting legislators to open a progressive reform process on this law, which began on January 4 and finalized as the months progressed. will be shaped.
In addition to fining Tizzi, They’ve arrested the fisherman and the shark seller, accused of participating in the hunting of a protected animal. They face fines and even jail time, although this has not been much reported in the Chinese press beyond police action.