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India Leopards at Risk of Decimation

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At least 4 leopards are killed every week by poachers in India, and the big cat's plight mirrors that of the tiger.

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John B (185)
Friday September 28, 2012, 5:49 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to the Mother Nature Network article by Agence France-Presse. This report by TRAFFIC is very disheartening . The Government of India must crack down on the poaching and the illegal trade of leopard parts. Read and noted sadly.

Evelyn B (79)
Friday September 28, 2012, 8:56 pm
Noted Tks. Cal..Just Disgusting and Sickening...

natalie n (164)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 9:49 am
thanks for sharing. its really disheartening to read such things and more advocacy to pressure the government needs to be done.

Valerie H (133)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 9:59 am
....VERY.....sadly noted, thanks for sharing Cal....

. (0)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 11:27 am
There is just so much the WWF can do without support from an uncaring Indian government.

Missy G (24)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 12:08 pm
Humans are the worst

Dianne D (490)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 12:39 pm
India seems to have a bad problem with poachers. They need to hire poachers to poach the poachers. Once all their wildlife is gone, they are gone forever. India has a big choice to make. Do they want to loose their wildlife forever?

Lisa N (206)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 12:44 pm
So sad, that their beauty unfortunetly will ultimately cause their demise. Humans are so greedy & disrespectful! Why can't they just admire them in nature as they were intended.

Rebecca Cowart (0)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 1:02 pm
noted....this is sickening to know that this country can be so cruel to these beautiful animals....I agree with Elaine A. so what is the purpose of killing these animals.....????????

Christeen A (370)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 1:26 pm
This is horrible and very saddening.

Sandi C (99)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 2:30 pm
noted with disgust.

Muriel Servaege (53)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 2:52 pm
Horrible. Disgusting. Why won't people understand they are decimating the animal kingdom?

michelle t (41)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 3:17 pm
Why doesn't someone organise hunting trips to hunt the hunters? I would most definately be keen to participate.The only good hunter is a dead one.
We must enact payback.The death penalty for these scumbags is most definately required NOW!!!!

Tamara Hayes (185)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 3:56 pm
Heartbrokenly noted. I am sick to death of the human race and its ability to take, kill, maim, torture, slaughter and destroy anything and everything in their never ending greed and need to control.

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 4:11 pm
Noted. Thanks so much, Cal. This is such a sad story. They need to step up and do something about poachers in India and everywhere. I don't know what can be done short of doing to them what they do to the animals but if everyone put their heads together and thought about ways to discourage poaching maybe we could come up with something.

janet f (29)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 5:18 pm
So what the hell is India going to do about this? As a deterrent they should shoot to kill poachers and hand down the death penalty for anyone dealing in animal parts.

Christine Stewart (134)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 8:20 pm
Noted. I hate poachers and the people who want to wear the skin of endangered animals.

Romila Lal (9)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 9:43 pm
It is money greedy people who encourage poor people to kill leopard for their skin and it is outrageous, and cruel some people in India can do anyting for the money. There should be strick lows and rules to protect the beautiful leopard.

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 2:50 am
Thanks for the article.

Veronique L (209)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 4:33 am
Sop sad.....I can't find the words to describe how I feel.

Anneke A (279)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 4:52 am
t.y. Cal

Leslene Dunn (84)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 5:31 am
NOTED - humans will stop at nothing - they exude cruelty and permeate the earth with it. They are ruled by absolute greed.

Ruth C (87)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 6:28 am
My heart broken over this news.

Amitav Dash (87)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 10:01 am
As long as money controls the wildlife "trade" in some instances its estimated to be as profitable and violent as the worldwide drug trade its next to impossible to stop this. The endless supply of money from these disgusting and illegal activities go to bribe government and military officials around the world and by small armies to ensure nothing will be done to stop it. If not for that, we could easily take all our collective military might and eliminate organized crime in one fell swoop... but we won't because it suits the leaders of the world to allow it to continue.

James Merit (144)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 3:49 pm

carol k (17)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 4:20 pm
put a $1000.00 reward on each poacher-dead or alive!

Monica D (580)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 5:50 pm

Cheryl B (64)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 6:45 pm

Jacqueline Fonseca (29)
Thursday October 4, 2012, 9:56 am
this breaks my heart....

Melania Padilla (122)
Friday October 5, 2012, 11:36 am
So sad and sick of these stories about species going extinct....
At some point, humans wil be decimated!
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