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The Poaching Epidemic You Haven't Heard Of Yet

Animals  (tags: pangolins, poaching, wildlife trade, killing, endangered, animals, animaladvocates, animalwelfare, animalrights, animalcruelty, abuse )

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They are routinely served up as a status symbol on the dinner plates of the nouveaux riches in China and Vietnam. Their scales are ground up, like rhino horn, into traditional medicines.

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Past Member (0)
Friday November 8, 2013, 3:52 pm
No, have ever heard ab this....
saved the article

Michelle M (68)
Friday November 8, 2013, 3:58 pm
Its disgraceful what some cultures around the world do in sake of tradition. I hope pangolins can be saved before its too late. Thanx Cal!

Past Member (0)
Friday November 8, 2013, 4:06 pm
Oh I've heard about this plenty...and the Chinese are really doing a bang up job of ensuring there's no wildlife left on this planet. Disgustingly these poor animals are sold in open markets throughout China---more importantly it's always the sadistic chosen method of killing these animals that the Chinois choose. Thx Cal

Hilary S (65)
Friday November 8, 2013, 6:20 pm
carrier pigeon syndrome?

did you read about the american tourist family in greece? they caught an extraordinarily rare sextopus (yep, an octopus with 6 tentacles), killed it and found it delicious.

Ben B (20)
Friday November 8, 2013, 6:27 pm
Will we as a species ever get over the attitude that the Earth and all in it are ours to exploit as we wish? Cann't we, for once, leave wild animals be and not find some way to turn them into products to be consumed? Agreed Michelle & Natasha, it is high time that the Enlightenment, modern science and modern knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology etc finally extended to Chinese medical practice. While there may be some place for non-animal based Traditional Chinese Medicine, there is no place for superstition in medicine or in medical, therapeutic and treatment practices.

Jason S (50)
Friday November 8, 2013, 7:12 pm
Good posting, thanks

susan a (19)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 1:20 am
We have helped create a wealthy middle class in China..and what they want,they get,ivory,tiger skin,bone ,,and the list goes We are now in THEIR pocket what hope?Governments cow tow and will avoid upsetting them at all costs.....look at any label on any itemn and in most cases it says made in china or PRC.......we are hostages in a material world ... cheap products at what a price!

Jill Vickerman (416)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 1:37 am
I remember about a year ago a poacher was caught in Zimbabwe with Pangolins, and he said he was taking them to President Mugabe to be paid for them. There is a roaring trade in Pangolins i imagine, now that Rhinos are getting scarcer.

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 1:47 am
It always amazes me that one of the worlds largest developed nations behave it the most appalling manner towards animals.I get the impression that they like their Japanese neighbors will eat anything that moves.They also teat nature with complete distain.I once saw a video on the internet of a top rate restaurant in China serving up a fish witch had just been lightly seared on a grill and was served while still living it was jumping all over the plate.The people at the table then consumed the poor thing innards and all.Disgusting.

Kerrie G (118)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 2:23 am
Noted, thanks.

Tanya W (65)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 2:58 am
Noted and pledge signed.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 3:06 am
The behaviour of some nations towards animals grows steadily more appalling by the day. I hope that hell for them will involve being treated the way they have treated animals, and for eternity.

. (0)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 3:25 am
Toutes ces nouvelles sont si désespérantes puisque le sort des animaux n'est aucunement pris en considération.

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 3:29 am

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 3:31 am
No killing is reasonable

Gail Ring (89)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 4:17 am
Thanks for sharing.. I hate these people for what they are doing.. their idiotic beliefs are destroying many animal species and making others extinct

Sandi C (98)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 4:37 am
noted with disgust.

Kerstin Strobl (371)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 5:37 am
Thank you

Frances Darcy (156)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 6:00 am
noted with disgust

Gloria picchetti (304)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 6:29 am
There is a petition/pledge at the bottom of the article. I hope pangolins survive.

pam w (139)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 6:33 am

. (0)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 9:49 am
You said it pam w.

Roseann d (178)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 9:53 am
Amazing defenses they've built for themselves yet they are helpless against subhuman poachers. Poach the dang poachers already!

. (0)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 10:43 am
I chose not to read it, but thanks for the info. sad world isn't it

Süheyla C (234)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 11:07 am
Thank you Cal

Saturday November 9, 2013, 11:35 am
The greed, sickness, cruelty and total ignorance of the human race runs rampant and I simply cannot comprehend it. Brain cells are becoming extinct. Thanks Cal for sharing.

Alison A (244)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 12:20 pm
Signed pledge and noted, thanks Cal.

Mike M (43)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 1:38 pm

Lots of sick people and societies on this planet

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 2:34 pm
The only things that should be poached, are eggs, in a frying pan.

LKoSl J (130)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 3:02 pm
Done, thanks Cal

Saturday November 9, 2013, 4:22 pm
Thanks Cal noted.

Mike H (252)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 5:26 pm
Traditional medicines are for idiots!

. (3)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 6:07 pm
Noted & signed pledge.

Christine S (134)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 7:17 pm
Sad story.

mar l ene d (264)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 7:46 pm
pledged ,signed noted ty!!!! they are preciouses!!!!!!

Debbie Bush (12)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 8:12 pm
It seems to me that there are no scruples anymore. Everywhere we look there is injustice. I am thankful to be a part of a community that tries to make a difference. Thank you

Kristin West (8)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 10:54 pm
I had no idea! Very disturbing, indeed! :( Hope the outcry and petition will help to save them before it's too late! Thanks for posting. Consider it Noted and Signed! :)

Carla van der Meer (648)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 10:58 pm

Lynn Pascente (141)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 12:15 am
Signed and noted. Thanks Cal!

Inge B (201)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 1:21 am
Pledge signed.


cynthia l (207)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 1:37 am
signed Yes I have heard of this and am appalled and so with the world. When will this abusive insanity end.

Danuta W (1248)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 2:41 am

Alexandra G (250)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 2:51 am
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