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Rare Pangolins May Be Eaten to Extinction, Conservationists Warn


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- 1299 days ago - news.yahoo.com
In the latest update of the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species, all eight pangolin species were listed as "critically endangered," "endangered" or "vulnerable."



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B L (76)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 9:01 am
Noted This is sad very sad I hope Anteater doesn't see this one. Well right at the top of the list as being the cause of this endangerment we have the oh so lovely China. Last August, more than six tons of live pangolins were seized as they headed from Indonesia to Vietnam in a shipping container labeled as frozen fish, fins and fish bones, AFP reported at the time. In April 2013, a Chinese fishing vessel was found carrying as many as 2,000 of the toothless creatures, after the vessel ran aground in the protected Tubbataha Reefs off the coast of the Philippines, according to the World Wildlife Fund. I hope they are happy that one of their delicacies is gone for good.
 

Howard Crosse (21)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 11:18 am
We have forced so many different species in to extinction but still we repeat this mistake.We should show more respect for the other living creatures with which we share this planet.
 

Angelika Kempter (96)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 11:26 am
Danke Cal,bemerkt
 

Christine Stewart (134)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 5:48 pm
Stupid selfish people would eat a unicorn if they thought it had curative powers!
 

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 7:11 pm
NOTED! THERE'S JUST NO END TO THE SICKNESS THAT RUNS RAMPANT IN THIS WORLD!
 

Leslene Dunn (84)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 12:12 am
Dear God, I have no more words left for the despicable sub human race - there is nothing left in my vocabulary to describe them well enough - all I can say is this earth would be far better without them!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 12:48 am
IIget the impression that the Chinese are so ignorant and superstitious it's a wonder that they don't eat each other.
 

Arild Gone for now (174)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 1:24 am
Horrible.
 

Danuta W (1248)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 2:16 am
noted
 

Ana Lopes (92)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 2:40 am
noted
 

Tanya W (65)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 4:17 am
Who would want to eat this poor animal?! Just coz it's there doesn't mean you should eat it!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 4:25 am
Rest assured, I have now eaten my last pangolin.
 

Terry H (15)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 6:50 am
Very sad news :(
 

Winn A (178)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 7:41 am
This is sad.
 

. (0)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 7:50 am
Very sad. Asians, especially the Chinese and Koreans, are always thinking about what species of animals to torture and eat next.
 

rosemary weston (1)
Friday February 13, 2015, 4:33 pm
IT ISN'T JUST THOSE NASTY ASIANS THAT LIKE TO KILL AND TORTURE OTHER SPECIES.NOT TO MENTION OUR OWN SPECIES, THOUGH WE DON'T OFTEN EAT EACH OTHER. I WOULDN'T BE SO EAGER TO BE CASTING STONES...
 
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