Chinese Officials Allegedly Eat Endangered Animal At Banquet
A banquet ended in a bust-up after Chinese officials reportedly dined on an endangered salamander.By Sebastian Martinez | January 27, 2015
A banquet where Chinese officials reportedly ate a giant salamander appears to be at the heart of a bust-up that left 14 police officers suspended in the country's South.
According to local paper Southern Metropolis Daily, 28 people were involved in the banquet, and the police officers were suspended because they attacked the paper's undercover journalists after the banquet.
The Chinese giant salamander they allegedly ate is critically endangered: Although there aren't any solid population estimates, the EDGE of Existence initiative reports populations of the once-common amphibian have fallen catastrophically over the past 30 years. (Video via Zoological Society of London)