This is the shocking moment a man beat a seagull with a wooden club at a popular scenic spot in south-west China.
The 28-year-old tourist, surnamed Peng, claimed a child had asked him to hit the seabird and he agreed to do so.
Mr Peng has been arrested for hunting wildlife without permission.
Mr Peng, who was wearing a patterned top, hits the seagulls with a wooden club in China
Video, posted by The Paper, captures the sickening moment the man held a long wooden club and aimed at a flock of seagulls at Erhai Lake in Yunnan Province on March 4.
Mr Peng waited and flashed the bat towards a seagull as a child and a few onlookers stood by.
One seagull can be seen being knocked down and fell near the rocks.
Dali Forestry Police received report from members of public and arrested Mr Peng two hours after the incident, according to The Paper.
Mr Peng, from Hubei Province in central China, told the police that he was driving his friends to visit the scenic Erhai Lake.
Footage shows him swinging the bat in the air and knocking down one seagull
The man stated.a child asked him to hit the seagull and he grabbed the bat from the child to hit
Upon a child’s request, he beat a seagull with a wooden club.
The seagull was wounded as it got hit, according to The Paper.
Mr Peng was given a 1,500 yuan (£171) fine and had his hunting equipment confiscated as he violated article 46 of China’s wildlife protection law.
Web users believed the punishment was not enough and urged the forestry department to toughen the regulations.
‘A little fine won’t teach him a lesson, he might do it again if someone asks,’ wrote ‘chenggongdichuntian’.
‘Zhouyin’ agreed and stated.offenders should face charges.