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On Your Next Holiday, Help Stop the Trade That Kills

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, wildlife, wildanimals, killing )

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But the list of things to avoid isn't just restricted to elephant, rhinoceros and tiger products. Many endangered animals are threatened by this trade

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Pat B. (357)
Monday December 10, 2012, 6:25 am
TY, Cher for this.

Nyack Clancy (529)
Monday December 10, 2012, 6:51 am
Noted- thank you

Cher C. (1450)
Monday December 10, 2012, 7:30 am

You may have heard that traditional medicines are responsible for the demand of rhinoceros horn and tiger bones but this is not the only industry. People will still purchase ivory statues and carvings made from elephant tusk (see below), rare animal furs, and animal body parts such as teeth and claws. As long as a tourist will buy them, somebody else will be willing to kill an animal to take the tourist dollar.

But the list of things to avoid isnít just restricted to elephant, rhinoceros and tiger products. Many endangered animals are threatened by this trade so avoid:

dried starfish
conch shells
shark teeth & jaws
reptile skins
tusks or bones of whales, walruses and seals
bush meat
turtle meat and eggs
queen conch


Penny C. (85)
Monday December 10, 2012, 7:48 am

Kit B. (276)
Monday December 10, 2012, 10:25 am

All important information for each of us to know. This planet is our precious home, but we are not alone we share this land and water with others and we must work to protect all the life on planet earth.

naomi cohen (52)
Monday December 10, 2012, 11:40 am
being vegan, i am aware of all these facts. thank you for sharing, cher. signed.

. (0)
Monday December 10, 2012, 1:32 pm
The same applies to those who visit tourist shops on island vacations. These shops are filled with dried starfish, conch shells, and coral. It's such a shame. Often times you will also find the jaws of small sharks.

Louise G. (1)
Monday December 10, 2012, 3:20 pm
Thanks for the useful information. Will pass on the info!

Christine Stewart (133)
Monday December 10, 2012, 6:45 pm
I wish all tourists would have to memorize this list before a trip abroad!

Amanda A. (201)
Monday December 10, 2012, 7:46 pm
Thank you

Leslene Dunn (83)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 1:05 am
Noted with thanks.

Danuta Watola (1265)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 2:15 am

Kate A. (10)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 8:16 am
Done, thank u for posting

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 4:19 am
noted, thank you Cher
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