Seriously endangered harbor porpoise is brutally killed after it is beaten in two pieces and tied up before being thrown into a lake to die & # 39; in China
- A male Yangtze-finless porpoise was found dead today and bound to stones
- A sagging wound, seven centimeters long, was seen on his stomach after it was lifted
- The finless porpoises of Yangtze are seriously endangered and rarer than pandas
- Local fishing authority investigates the body and investigates the issue
A critically endangered harbor porpoise was found dead in a Chinese lake after apparently beaten on his stomach and tied to two stones.
It is believed that the Yangtze finless porpoise, a protected species of water, was dumped with the plates in water and left to die, according to conservationists who found his body.
The mammal belonged to an extremely rare freshwater species. Only about 1,000 of them – fewer than the population of the giant panda – live on Earth, and they are all located in the Yangtze River in China.
The Yangtze finless porpoise was pulled from Lake Dongting in southern China this morning
Animal protectors found a seven-centimeter cut on his stomach and two stones that were tightly tied to his tail by a rope. The authority investigates the body and investigates the matter
The porpoise's body was discovered this morning in Dongting Lake in the south of the country.
Employees of the East Dongting Lake Ecological Protection Association saw the dead mammal and removed it from the water after being informed by passing fishermen.
The male porpoise weighed 43 kilograms (94.8 pounds) and measured 1.52 meters (4ft11in) in length, according to one post from the charity organization. The body turned out to be slightly decayed.
The animal's body was discovered by the animal charity after it was notified by fishermen
The charity has condemned the person who abused the animal and dumped it in the lake
His belly had an oblique wound that was 18 centimeters long (seven inches long), the group said.
& # 39; What is most annoying is that a nylon rope was tightly tied to the porpoise tail and two stones were tied to the rope. What was the purpose of such a cruel method? & # 39; wrote the charity.
The corpse of the harbor porpoise has been transferred to the local fishing authority, which is investigating the case.
Unlike dolphins, porpoises have shorter muzzles, smaller mouths, fewer curved dorsal fins and shorter, plump bodies.
Finless porpoises are characterized by the lack of dorsal fins; instead, they have wider dorsal & # 39; grooves & # 39 ;.
They can be found along the coast of East and South China. The finless porpoises from Yangtze, a subspecies, however, only live in the longest river in China.
Yangtze finless porpoise, originating in China, is known for their naughty & # 39; smile & # 39; (file photo)
According to statistics from last year, there are around 1,012 Yangtze finless porpoises in the world and 200 of them live in Dongting, the second largest freshwater lake in China.
They are known for their naughty & # 39; smile & # 39; and have an intelligence level that is comparable to that of gorilla's, according to WWF, which indicates the endangered species.
All porpoises are subject to trade controls by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
Hunting, killing and trading of finless porpoises are prohibited by the Wild Animal Conservation Law.
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