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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 )

Cal
- 414 days ago - takepart.com
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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Bee S. (208)
Friday November 8, 2013, 3:52 pm
No, have ever heard ab this....
saved the article
 

Michelle M. (60)
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!
 

Natasha Salgado (578)
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. (45)
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. (39)
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. (57)
Friday November 8, 2013, 7:12 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

susan a. (18)
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 on....as 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 (424)
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.
 

Alfred Donovan (46)
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. (135)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 2:23 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Tanya W. (55)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 2:58 am
Noted and pledge signed.
 

Nimue Pendragon (275)
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.
 

(8)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 3:25 am
Toutes ces nouvelles sont si désespérantes puisque le sort des animaux n'est aucunement pris en considération.
 

Jennifer C. (169)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 3:29 am
Thanks.
 

Fi T. (16)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 3:31 am
No killing is reasonable
 

Chaz Berlusconi (83)
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. (217)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 4:37 am
noted with disgust.
 

Kerstin Strobl (373)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 5:37 am
Thank you
 

Frances Darcy (225)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 6:00 am
noted with disgust
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 6:29 am
There is a petition/pledge at the bottom of the article. I hope pangolins survive.
 

pam w. (191)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 6:33 am
IGNORANT BASTARDS!
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
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
 

Suheyla C. (230)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 11:07 am
Thank you Cal
 

Jinny L. (72)
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. (240)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 12:20 pm
Signed pledge and noted, thanks Cal.
 

Mike M. (56)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 1:38 pm
N&pledged

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.
 

S J. (119)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 3:02 pm
Done, thanks Cal
 

AMY MAYNARD (213)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 4:22 pm
Thanks Cal noted.
 

Mike H. (238)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 5:26 pm
Traditional medicines are for idiots!
 

. (0)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 6:07 pm
Noted & signed pledge.
 

Christine Stewart (133)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 7:17 pm
Sad story.
 

Marlene Dinkins (245)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 7:46 pm
pledged ,signed noted ty!!!! they are preciouses!!!!!!
 

Debbie Bush (15)
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 (506)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 10:58 pm
Done.
 

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

Inge Bjorkman (147)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 1:21 am
Pledge signed.

Love
 

cynthia B. (267)
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 Watola (1217)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 2:41 am
noted
 

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