Authorities and local media said Chinese police have opened an investigation after a controversial video blog posted a controversial video showing it tasting a great white shark, which is a protected species. Images of the young woman known as Tizzy show roasting, boiling and then tasting the meat of the great predator. They sparked angry reactions on the Chinese internet.
Police in Nanchong City, southwest China’s Sichuan Province, confirmed Sunday that it was indeed a great white shark, according to Chinese media Fengmian. “The meat is very tender‘,” says Tizzy in this video posted online in mid-July, enjoying big chunks of grilled meat.
In these photos, widely reposted by Chinese media and netizens, we see the young woman unpacking the two-meter fish and lying next to it to emphasize its large size. The shark is then cut in half, marinated, and grilled, while the head is cooked in a spicy broth – classic fish preparation methods in China.
The Nanchong Municipal Agriculture Bureau said in a statement on Monday that the “public security police” was conducting an “investigation” into the case.
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