Manta Ray (Galapagos, 2001)
Photo: Wolfgang Leander
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This time it's not shark fins but goods made of manta ray leather.
Not long ago, Alibaba's top execs reiterated their commitment to not allow traders of products from endangered animals to use their platform.
Mere lip service?
Most probably not. Let's rather assume they did not realize that manta rays are now being hunted down for several of their body parts, including their gills (another "delicacy" for Chinese "gourmets" - yukkkie!) and skin.
Here is what Oceana found out:
Stop the sale of manta ray leather
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