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An Avalanche of Decline: Snow Leopard Populations Are Plummeting


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife )

Cher Away
- 600 days ago - news.mongabay.com
The trading of big cat pelts is nothing new, but recent demand for snow leopard pelts and taxidermy mounts has added a new commodity to the illegal trade in wildlife products, according to the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA).



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Sue H. (7)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 8:31 am
:(...
 

Nyack Clancy (433)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 9:03 am
noted
 

Jerry B. (120)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 11:04 am
Noted always somebody wanting to kill off Gods beautiful animals..Thanks Cher!
 

Silvia Gonzalez (32)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 11:12 am
Noted. Thanks for sharing.
 

Lisa Neste (695)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 11:45 am
I am not only deeply saddened by this news, it just disgust me that humans are so selfish that they are willing to lose this big cat permanetly to covet it's beauty.
 

Julie E. (345)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 11:47 am
What beautiful animals. So sad...
 

Kat K. (50)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 11:54 am
This breaks my heart. It is amazing and disgusting what human beings have done to our animals and to our planet. How did people become so uncaring and just plain mean??? I can't understand for the life of me what goes through their heads when they are killing these beautiful animals. They do not care in the least what happens to the world we all live in~~why can't we live in peace and harmony and let nature be nature again?? Too much greed in this world!!!
 

Robert O. (12)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 12:01 pm
Thanks Cher.
 

naomi cohen (50)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 12:03 pm
if every poacher and every murderer of our beautiful animals were lined up and shot through the head, i would be a very happy human. thank you, cher.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 12:34 pm
What a sad commentary.
 

kye j. (41)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 12:46 pm
Implement the mandatory death penalty for all poachers/hunters and those involved.An eye for an eye.
Simple solution.I would be more than happy to help implement internationally
 

Christeen Anderson (470)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 12:53 pm
So very sad. What can we do to help?
 

Sara T. (3)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 12:56 pm
It's awful what we humans will do for the sake of our ego's (beauty or virility.)
 

Ruth M. (252)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 2:57 pm
How sad & tragic - noted
 

Kim O. (403)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 3:03 pm
There's just no bloody end to these poachers and big game hunters. They won't be happy until this planet's stripped bare. I'd like to join Kye's club. I'd be more than happy to help. We'd be doing all of animal kind a service. Thanks Cher
 

Roseann D. (178)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 3:55 pm
I know there are scientists working so hard to save them. They are at the top of my list for a donation.
 

Muriel Servaege (45)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 4:07 pm
It's so sad! It makes me feel like crying.
 

Linda P. (0)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 5:22 pm
Heartbreaking, they are such beautiful creatures. When will the killing of creatures stop because of the greedy people that want to make a buck. All life should be respected and we need to protect the animals we share this earth with.
 

janet f. (29)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 6:15 pm
We are at the juncture now that we have no choice but to kill anyone who kills these animals for any reason.
 

Dianne D. (457)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 7:15 pm
I agree with most. We can't afford to loose these beautiful creatures. Humans are plentiful. They we can afford to loose, especially if they are destroying all of animal friends and the environment for their own personal gain.
 

Carol H. (229)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 8:31 pm
sadly noted
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 10:17 pm
I am so angry with this entire world right now.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 11:17 pm
How disgusting. They have no right to be killing these precious animals that were place here on Earth for a reason....not for them to be killed by these idiots. Thanks Cher
 

Ana R (220)
Monday January 7, 2013, 12:54 am
noted with hope for help...
Thank you, Cher!
 

magdika-cecilia Perez (131)
Monday January 7, 2013, 3:03 am
upsetting
 

Micheael Kirkbym (85)
Monday January 7, 2013, 9:16 am
I thought that due to government subsidization and participation by the local indigenous peoples; snow leopards were on the rise? This is most disconcerting.
 

Don Saito (10)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 1:53 am
I've got a great idea: Let big game hunters hunt themselves. They'd love it. Much more of a challenge. It'd be just like paintball (which is very popular among the gun nuts), but with live ammo. They might have problems finding a taxidermy place for their "trophies," though. It's the perfect solution - they'd take their own ugly asses out, and leave the beautiful wild animals alone.
 
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