You probably heard about the beached whale shark found on Monday (Feb 15, 2010) in Tingloy, Batangas. It was captured, the fins removed, and left to die. It was still alive when it was discovered but of course, it eventually died.
Someone wanted the fins. Nothing else. Just the fins. I heard it sells for hundreds of dollars per kilo. But was it worth it? What a waste of a magnificent creature!