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Wed Dec 28, 2016, 09:26 AM

China Announces Its Largest-Ever Seizure Of Trafficked Pangolin Scales

Source: NPR

Chinese officials have seized 3.1 tonnes (more than 3.4 tons) of illegally trafficked pangolin scales from a port in Shanghai, according to state media.

It's the largest such seizure China has ever made, Xinhua News Agency reports.

Pangolins are the world's most widely trafficked mammals their meat is a delicacy and their scales are used in traditional Chinese medicine.

All eight species of pangolin are facing extinction.

Read more: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/12/28/507220370/china-announces-its-largest-ever-seizure-of-trafficked-pangolin-scales

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Dec 28, 2016, 10:25 AM

1. The Chinese are a plague on wildlife

From elephants to bears. They have no concept of conservation

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Response to Drahthaardogs (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 28, 2016, 10:27 AM

2. You can say that again, or a million times again

I'm sick and tired of hearing about this or that species going extinct because the Chinese want the ivory, or use it for medicine, or think it's a delicacy.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 28, 2016, 10:52 AM

4. whats even worse is China ramps up captive wildlife production breeding. herds of elephants for

'farming' ivory. Orcas for breeding AND Sea Worlds new show-park in China. Sea World China has NO humane care regulations at all. So over there Orcas are trained by 'living' in a tiny dark pen begging for a human to bring light & food.

Thousands of pregnant Horses, standing forever in tiny stalls with urine collection bags to collect premarin (a common womans medicine)for drug corporations. yes, they have foals every year, those are fattened and eaten. mixed in with 'beef', it's easy.

How much does it cost in China to 'hunt' a panda? How much is a factory farmed elephants tucks worth? tigers are easy to breed in Chinas gigantic drive through "wildlife viewing" theme parks. great for canned hunts and bones are considered medicine'

Chinas government exploits everything, even their own 'citizens'.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 28, 2016, 11:09 AM

6. As long as "farmed" ivory is legal to buy and sell,

then poached ivory from Africa will be bought and sold.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 28, 2016, 12:49 PM

7. I know. trophy 'hunters'also can free trade elephants(heads) they kill on those stupid canned 'hunts

rhino horns too, on their gigantic 'charity' conservation breeding farms.

real wildlife, 'Family groups' of elephants along with the elder males(who usually roam far away from female groups) are already extinct from our world.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Dec 28, 2016, 10:52 AM

3. Traditional Chinese medicine has been a constant threat to animals.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 28, 2016, 08:35 PM

8. The scales are made from the same material as human fingernails.

When are these ingorant backwards fuckwad herbalists going to realize these scales are not medicine --for anything. They're not going to give you a boner, they're not going to cure your cancer, nothing. These idiots killed 7,500 of these critically endangered animals to gather that many bags of scales. This is so fucked up.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Dec 28, 2016, 11:01 AM

5. Magical thinking often leads to mass murder.

This means you, GOP.

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