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- 2018 days ago -
Leopard fat, rhinoceros horn, elephant eyeballs, porcupine stomachs, wild boar teeth, monkey paws, civet glands, bear's gall bladders, rabbit skulls, seal and otter penises are all consumed for medicinal purposes.

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Bartlomiej T (296)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 12:02 pm
Signed & noted. Thank you

Kit B (276)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 12:42 pm

The text of the full petition: (People really must read this) Signed and shared!

Target: The Chinese Medical Association; Ministry of Health of the People's Republic of China
Sponsored by: Tom

Wild animal parts have been used in some TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) preparations for hundreds or thousands of years. Sadly, the huge demand for animal parts, has driven these animals to the brink of extinction. The trade in animal parts for TCM is booming, despite ban. The penalties for the illegal trade are minuscule compared with the profits that can be made.

The skin of Malayan tapirs is consumed to remove boils and ward off infection. Macaque flesh is taken as a malaria treatment and a cure for lassitude. Hawks, Asian barred owls and other owls are made into a soup, which is supposed to improve eyesight. Imperial eagles feathers are rubbed on skin. Leopard fat, rhinoceros horn, elephant eyeballs, porcupine stomachs, wild boar teeth, monkey paws, civet glands, bear's gall bladders, rabbit skulls, seal and otter penises are also consumed for medicinal purposes. In Chinese markets you can see other rare cats, such as leopard cats, on sale as food. The bones from snow leopards and golden cats are used as a tiger bone substitute in some medicines, however, there is no clinical evidence that it is effective.

Sign this petition to protest against using products of endangered animal species in traditional Chinese medicine.
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Nicole W (646)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 2:04 pm

Sunday December 9, 2012, 2:11 pm
Signed, thanks.

Esther Z (94)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 2:22 pm
Noted and signed.

Rose B (141)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 2:30 pm
Signed Thanks

Samantha R (5)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 2:39 pm
Signed and noted, with thanks of doing this :)

Erin R (181)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 5:36 pm

Alison A (244)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 5:55 pm
Signed and noted, thanks.

Constance F (418)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 9:26 pm
Signed, thank you !

valda p (13)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 9:44 pm
We can protest and sign petitions against the inhumane treatment of animals in China all we want -but--is anyone listening?has there been any feed back from -anyone?this culture is advancing rapidly into new tecnology but they are still living in the days of the -Ninja's it's not just China it's all the Asian countries they have absolute no -compassion or empathy for these poor animals they torture and abuse -kindness is unknown to the majority of them ,I know there are a lot of the young Chinese are trying to help ,but not until they bring in animal protection laws will -anything change-we are told we must -respect other cultures -how can we when we abhore cruelty to humans -or animals.

Danuta W (1250)
Monday December 10, 2012, 1:51 am

Past Member (0)
Monday December 10, 2012, 2:01 am
Signed, thanks.

Andrea N (213)
Monday December 10, 2012, 2:12 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!

norma l (33)
Monday December 10, 2012, 3:22 am
Signed !!

Past Member (0)
Monday December 10, 2012, 9:32 am
signed and shared, thanks Rock

Elizabeth O (94)
Monday December 10, 2012, 9:44 am

Barbara Erdman (63)
Monday December 10, 2012, 10:02 am
N & S Rock :0 Tnx

Jade N (22)
Monday December 10, 2012, 10:32 am
Thank you.

Thomas P (280)
Monday December 10, 2012, 10:36 am
Noted and signed.

Robert O (12)
Monday December 10, 2012, 10:53 am
Robert, You signed on December 9, 2012.
Thanks Rock.

. (7)
Monday December 10, 2012, 11:34 am
Noted and signed, thanks Rock.

Robert B (60)
Monday December 10, 2012, 11:41 am
There is no place in the Modern world for superstitious beliefs about medicinal properties of animal parts. It is only destroying millions of endangered animals for nothing. Ignorance in action is a terrible thing to behold.

naomi c (55)
Monday December 10, 2012, 11:53 am
signed. thank you, rock.

Anneke A (279)
Monday December 10, 2012, 11:55 am

Yvonne F (181)
Monday December 10, 2012, 12:07 pm
So signed!!!!!!! Thanks Rock for posting

GaweĊ‚ S (20)
Monday December 10, 2012, 12:25 pm

Lisa N (207)
Monday December 10, 2012, 12:29 pm
Lisa, You signed on December 10, 2012.
Your signature has been delivered to:
The Chinese Medical Association; Ministry of Health of the People's Republic of China
Thanks Rock!

DORIS L (61)
Monday December 10, 2012, 12:37 pm

Ruth M (235)
Monday December 10, 2012, 1:20 pm
Signed. Unfortunately it will probably take centuries to "reprogram" the Chinese & Asians on how their supposed medicine is lot of nonsense if ever. At the end of the day it's an excuse for the greedy to make piles of money at the expense of animals!!!

Dan S (9)
Monday December 10, 2012, 1:46 pm
Signed. Thanks Rock!

Susie S. (4)
Monday December 10, 2012, 1:52 pm
signed and shared

Muriel Servaege (53)
Monday December 10, 2012, 2:30 pm
I have already signed that. Do you think the Chinese will be sensitive to all the signatures?

Monday December 10, 2012, 3:09 pm

Chiara B (29)
Monday December 10, 2012, 3:14 pm
Signed. Thank you, Rock!

Shirley B (5)
Monday December 10, 2012, 3:26 pm

Louise G (1)
Monday December 10, 2012, 3:27 pm
Horrific. Signed and noted.

Franshisca D (89)
Monday December 10, 2012, 4:03 pm
Noted and signed. TY

Nelson B (0)
Monday December 10, 2012, 4:40 pm

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Monday December 10, 2012, 4:58 pm

janet f (29)
Monday December 10, 2012, 5:02 pm
The damn chinese are going to decimate all the world's animals for their useless, bullshit medicines.

Eugene C (3)
Monday December 10, 2012, 5:08 pm
This has been an issue for me for some time, l am really grateful that some steps are being taken to stop this terrible trade! Plants contain all that we need to sustain us and heal us. Taking the lives of these magnificent animals for so called 'medicines' is a crime! Signed and Noted.

Elaine A (283)
Monday December 10, 2012, 5:12 pm
S & N! These people are a form of sub species morons!

carol k (17)
Monday December 10, 2012, 5:23 pm
I say all countries should IMMEDIATELY Stop trading, buying, selling to China ALL PRODUCTS!

Tom E (56)
Monday December 10, 2012, 5:45 pm
Some of you may remember my old friend the late Hugh MacDougall. Hugh lived in China for five years where was always treated by a traditional "Chinese Doctor". He arrived back in Brisbane ,to be rushed from the plane to the Hospital where they saved his life, telling him that he was only a week off death. For some time, as long as he took the medication and attended the local Physician he prospered, but sadly he ignored the instructions and died. I neither condemn nor condone natural health products, but using a little intelligence will only lead one to the conclusion that many of these products, Chinese or Western are just "Snake Oil". Well actually Snake Oil is quite good if clarified and deodorised then used for oiling gate hinges.

wayne hall (3)
Monday December 10, 2012, 6:19 pm
Signed and noted thanks Rock.

Christine S (134)
Monday December 10, 2012, 6:43 pm
Damn ignorant people driving all these animals to extinction for their witchcraft...

Romila Lal (9)
Monday December 10, 2012, 8:29 pm
Chinese are sick and mad people not all some who do not love animals and kill them.

Gysele v (213)
Monday December 10, 2012, 8:30 pm
many Chinese ppl are screwed up when it comes to animals, not all of them; some of you sound borderline racist, straight up.


Tom E (56)
Monday December 10, 2012, 9:46 pm
Please, please. The rash of anti Chinese sentiments is counter productive, not all "Traditional" medications are harmful or lacking efficacy, the same applies to modern Western medication. My own wife was prescribed "Thalidomide" for morning sickness... Do none of you recall the terrible damage that one medication did? Fortunately my wife had an aversion to any tablets and threw the scrip in the garbage, so my daughter was born with all four limbs. Modern medicine, generally, is derived from ancient herbal treatments, a practice on which the Chinese Pharmacoepia relies heavily. Western practice is usually to investigate natural products and their effects then refine and increase the potency then reproduce artificially. Most of the "Voodoo" medications are used by those brought up in the traditions of primitive cultures, Both by the Chinese and other countries.


Gloria Morotti (1)
Monday December 10, 2012, 10:51 pm
I love Chinese Traditional Medicine, but not this part of it. UNNECESSARY.

Intan Surya D (3)
Monday December 10, 2012, 11:21 pm
Noted and signed.

Marie W (67)
Monday December 10, 2012, 11:37 pm

reft h (66)
Monday December 10, 2012, 11:54 pm
thanks for the article.

SANDRA R (144)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 1:28 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Rock.

Sarah Lee (4)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 1:57 am
Soon it ll be humans bones on the market. Yup. We deserve that.

christina t (22)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 2:00 am
Noted, signed and FB posted.

Ludger W (65)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 3:33 am

Carlene V (202)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 6:43 am
Action taken. Such cruelty is carried on in most Asian countries. Boycott them if you can.

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 7:24 am

How can people be so ignorant!!?

Henrik Thorsen (31)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 2:48 pm

Krystal R (120)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 4:04 am
Looks Like Poachers.... There is nothing worse then Poachers in The Wolf Army Handbook! Poachers Took Our Wolves, Poachers Took the lives of more then 150 wolves out from the reaches of our hands this past 3 months for real, just our team alone. There is no way I will live without ever wanting to payback a poacher again. I will HUNT DOWN a POACHER!...TWA!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 11:35 am
Done! Thanks

Sergio P (65)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 12:29 pm
Signed and so shared!!

emilia b (15)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 2:00 am

Klaus P (14)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 1:11 am
Noted and signed with this comment:"TCM is the killer if our precious wildlife, there are no proven healing powers. It is a quack business making money on superstition."
The Chinese Medical Association or the Chinese government will never stop this practice, there is too much money involved.
I asked a Chinese once, what are his beliefs, I meant Religion. He answered, I only believe in money.

Dianne D (490)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 8:41 pm

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Sunday January 13, 2013, 1:38 am
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