A person who put photos of what appeared to be a dinner featuring protected wildlife in China has been detained for five days in Hunan’s capital, Changsha, reports Beijing Youth Daily.
Police in Changsha have since determined the photo, showing a meal said to consist of pangolins, bear’s paws, sharks and crocodiles was faked.
The person who faked the photo and posted it online has been detained for five days for disturbing public order. The person has also been forced to issue a public apology.
Bears and pangolins are nationally protected animals. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, all eight known species of pangolin in Asia and Africa are vulnerable, with their numbers declining rapidly.
Many in Asia still believe the animals contain medicinal qualities.
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