Mayor: ‘I want to kill those whale sharks’


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Mayor: ‘I want to kill those whale sharks’

Whale sharks and dolphins are pests, said Mayor Nelson Garcia of Dumanjug town in Cebu, as he explained why he wanted to kill them. At an environmental summit on February 11, Garcia noted how whale sharks and dolphins eat two tons of fish a day. When asked if he knew that killing whale sharks and dolphins, both endangered animals, is a crime under national and local laws, he quoted the Bible: “God said, man has dominion over the ocean, the fishes, the birds, the animals, and subdue it. That is the order of God.”

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