Food vlogger Tizzy may be sent to prison for eating endangered sharks

Chinese vlogger Tizi could spend up to 10 years in prison for her viral video of eating endangered species.

A TikTok influencer has sparked outrage after filming herself roasting and eating an endangered giant white shark.

Police believe that the great white shark was illegally purchased by the vlogger known as “Tizzy”, which if true could result in her having to spend up to 10 years in prison.

Its low population is partly because it took a white shark approximately 35 years and a male white shark 25 years before producing offspring.

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The influencer known as ‘Tizi’ has over 8 million followers, which she amassed by posting clips of her daring kitchen choices.

Tizi’s viral video was originally posted on the streaming platform “Douyin”, which is the Chinese version of TikTok.

In the video as we saw over herea tizzy at a seafood shop in the southwestern city of Nanchong in Sichuan Province.

She is seen unpacking the white shark for the crowd and starting to lie down beside him.

“It may look wicked, but its meat is really very tender,” she says.

Cook the shark by cutting it in half, grilling its tail and boiling its head in a hot broth.

Tizi residents and local villagers bragged about the taste, sparking outrage online.

according to Thecover.cnTizi claimed that the shark was “bred in captivity” and that it was “edible”.

Since the backlash, the influencer has removed all videos from her account and as of Thursday (August 4) her profile is not available, sparking rumors that it has been deleted.

Users on the social media platform are challenging Tizi’s morals and even comparing her eating to a “zombie”.

“Tizzy is like a zombie when he eats fish tails!” One.

Another added: “Congratulations to Tizi, who has received a silver bracelet. “

This isn’t the first time that Tizzy has eaten exotic animals on the Internet, as she once consumed crocodiles and ostriches.

Her crimes are currently being investigated by the police in Nanchong.

She could face five to ten years in prison or criminal detention and a fine if found guilty.

She was also informed that her property could be confiscated and her social media presence removed.

Several people who helped Tizi get the shark, which were confirmed not to have been purchased from the local store featured in the video, were arrested.

China has been trying to crack down on the illegal and illegal trade of animals for food and medicine since the COVID pandemic.

In the past few years, incidences of eating exotic animals have increased.

In 2019, a Chinese vlogger attempted to eat a live octopus that had sucked its face, while in 2020 another hacked the internet when it ate ‘bat soup’ that is supposedly linked to the COVID outbreak in Wuhan in 2020.