CHINA 10 detained for poaching rare seals


10 detained for poaching rare seals


22:07, February 25, 2019


Spotted seals rescued from poachers.

DALIAN, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- Ten people have been detained for allegedly poaching rare seals in northeast China's Liaoning Province.

Police in Dalian City caught eight suspects after they busted the case on Feb. 11 when 100 wild baby spotted seals were poached, among which 29 were already dead. A further nine seal pups died due to panic and malnutrition, police said.


The remaining rescued seals are in stable condition.

Eight suspects were detained earlier. Two suspects turned themselves in on Monday after police launched a manhunt and called on the public to help hunt them down. Another two are still on the run.

Spotted seals are under Class One national protection in China. 


Spotted seals rescued from poachers. (Photos: Dalian Fabu, a WeChat account run by Information Office of Dalian People's Government )

Related Stories

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue