(MIRROR) — Animal rights group PETA have blasted a marine park in China after shocking images showed a trainer putting lipstick on a beluga whale for viral views.

The female trainer in question, whose identity has not been revealed, also appeared to kiss the animal and ride on its back in clips posted to the hugely popular video-sharing platform ‘Douyin’, which is also known in English as ‘Tik Tok’.

The Asia branch of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) have criticised the Sun Asia Ocean World in Dalian, a coastal city in north-eastern China’s Liaoning Province, after the clip went viral.

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