29 January 2014 - HONG KONG : A horrific look behind the scenes of the dietary supplement and bogus traditional Chinese medicine industry in Puqi, Zhejiang Province, China. Workers are seen chopping up the sharks and manta rays in unsanitary conditions that resemble a real charnel house. Many types of sharks are slaughtered in their thousands annually, then boiled up to remove the cartilage then ground to a powder for glucosamine sulphate and chondroitin joint repair dietary supplements. These "health products" are used by millions of people across the globe daily for bad elbows and knees. The filthy carnage seen on the floor of this factory would have been exported and sold in Europe, America and Asia. Manta ray gill rakers are used as a newly concocted bogus traditional Chinese medicine. WildLifeRisk is calling on the Chinese government to enact tougher wildlife protection legislation, and is pushing for greater enforcement of existing laws. WildLifeRisk is also calling on the public worldwide to refrain from consuming supposed health products such as Omega 3 "fish" oil (actually derived from whale shark liver oil, or 'squalene') and 'glucosamine sulphate' or 'chondroitin' joint repair dietary supplements which both contain shark-related products.