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Duke of Edinburgh Hosts Talks With on Threat to Wildlife Posed By Traditional Chinese Medicine

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

- 1986 days ago -
The Duke of Edinburgh will meet Chinese government officials to discuss the wildlife crisis caused by the surge in demand for traditional Chinese medicines.

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Cheyenne Thunderbird (100)
Monday January 14, 2013, 9:29 am
The more people speak about it the more effect it get and hopefully help the issue BUT fx. USA have 15,6 billion dollars debt to China we just can wait untill China is the only country which dictate the world and ruin everything else fx. in Africa.

Kit B (276)
Monday January 14, 2013, 9:34 am

Very old thinking is causing way too many needless deaths. I do hope these talks lead the Chinese government to speak strongly to the people.

Jerry B (128)
Monday January 14, 2013, 10:28 am
Noted..good for the Duke every voice will help..thanks Cher!

Lisa Neste (207)
Monday January 14, 2013, 11:52 am
Let's hope it helps! Thanks Cher.

Donna Hamilton (159)
Monday January 14, 2013, 12:49 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cher.

michelle t (41)
Monday January 14, 2013, 12:55 pm
Well done Duke of Edinburgh.
I am fed up with filthy animal abusing Asia

Christeen A (371)
Monday January 14, 2013, 1:03 pm
I hope they come up with something. Wildlife needs protection. Thank you.

Susie S. (4)
Monday January 14, 2013, 1:18 pm
it's time they stop abusing animals for idiotic reasons!it's time they start proetcting their wildlife!!and this goes for all countries!!

Suzanne L (99)
Monday January 14, 2013, 1:25 pm
I hope he makes some progress and I admire him for speaking up.

Monday January 14, 2013, 1:48 pm

. (0)
Monday January 14, 2013, 2:13 pm
Best of luck in talking sense into the Chinese. I am pleased with the meeting none the less.

Ruth M (235)
Monday January 14, 2013, 2:39 pm
I would like to think this will work but knowing the Chinese - they don't listen and are blinded by their ignorance!!!

valda p (13)
Monday January 14, 2013, 2:59 pm
Great news it might shame others who could be speaking up for wildlife but for their own agenda -don't. as they might-offend -China is the hell hole for all animals as we who care -know,hopefully others will join him in his pleas to stop the horrific cruelty.

Natalie V (27)
Monday January 14, 2013, 3:55 pm

Carol H (229)
Monday January 14, 2013, 5:04 pm
noted, thanks

Rock H (254)
Monday January 14, 2013, 7:19 pm
Thanks Cher for sharing this news.

janet f (29)
Monday January 14, 2013, 8:12 pm
The asians won't stop until there are no more wild animals for their useless medicines.

Kim O (396)
Monday January 14, 2013, 8:19 pm
Great news that the Duke is helping out. Let's hope he can have some impact. Thanks Cher

Cheryl Ulrich (110)
Monday January 14, 2013, 10:57 pm
Let's hope this does some good !! Don't the Doctors there advise their patients of these shams ? Are they all that ignorant of the facts there ?

reft h (66)
Monday January 14, 2013, 11:06 pm
I'm glad he's not afraid of offending them. Good on him for bringing up the topic. I guess everyone just tiptoes around China for fear of offending them. All the countries seem to want investment from China regardless of what they do. Time to speak up about stupid practices. I'm glad someone is speaking his mind about this topic.

Kerrie G (116)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 1:56 am
Noted, thanks.

Julie W (32)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 3:26 am
june, the Duke doesn't seem to be worried about offending anyone! He is renowned for his insensitive comments - but this time for a good cause. Hope they listen to him, but I won't hold my breath.

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 6:01 am
I hope he (Duke of Edinburgh) means what he says and says what he means.

M B (62)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 6:28 am
I hope it helps, but I guess they (Chinese) coudn't care less.

Gillian M (218)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 12:51 pm
The Duke of Edinburgh/Prince Phillip is very passionate about animal welfare. I hope that China listen, they eat anything and everything that moves and a lot that doesn't!

Prince Philip was the first President of World Wildlife Fund - UK (WWF) from its formation in 1961 to 1982, and International President of WWF (later the World Wide Fund for Nature) from 1981 to 1996. He is now President Emeritus of WWF.

Dianne D (490)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 8:29 pm
We need all leaders to step up and do the same. Good for the Duke for taking this step.
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