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The Threat of Traditional Medicine: China's Boom May Mean Doom for Turtles

Animals  (tags: asian medicine, turtles, animalwelfare, animals, endangered, protection, wildlife, wildanimals )

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For thousands of years turtles have been used in Chinese traditional medicine to treat a wide variety of ailments and diseases.

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. (0)
Saturday August 9, 2014, 8:01 am
Is there ever a positive article about China?

B Lewenza (76)
Saturday August 9, 2014, 8:10 am
Noted and shared thanks for posting Cal I totally despise China for all of their demented beliefs and destruction that they have caused in the animal kingdom. I boycott China and will not purchase anything from there. By the time these people are done with all of their beliefs there won't be a single animal alive on their lands.

Cheree M (46)
Saturday August 9, 2014, 8:56 am

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 9, 2014, 10:00 am
Doom 4 turtles---are you kidding--try most animals. As a matter of fact there is no greater threat to all wildlife than that horrid country.

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 9, 2014, 11:56 am
Perhaps with money will come education.

Angelika K (96)
Saturday August 9, 2014, 1:06 pm
dies ist mir leider auch bekannt,Danke Cal

Tina F (113)
Saturday August 9, 2014, 1:52 pm
Education would be a great idea! Thanks cal!

pam w (139)
Saturday August 9, 2014, 2:46 pm
yes...well....any time I hear someone RHAPSODIZING about ''traditional medicines," I want to vomit. THIS is ''traditional medicine," along with rhino horn, deer penis, tiger bone, etc.

It's superstitious gobblydegook and it needs to be STOPPED!

Irene Leggett (0)
Saturday August 9, 2014, 2:50 pm
China, one of the most despised country on this earth. They don't care about any living creature. They kill EVERYTHING that walks, crawls, swim or fly. They believe ALL the utter clap-trap that ANY animal parts can cure ailments from tiger bones, bear bile, cats and dogs boiled alive to make broth and wine, rhino horn, turtles and tortoises, NOTHING is sacred to this hell-hole, killing field of a country. I just wish the whole country and its equally cruel, abusive, brutal masses would disappear, good riddance.

Maggy G (44)
Saturday August 9, 2014, 3:48 pm

Mike H (252)
Saturday August 9, 2014, 8:45 pm
China is hell on earth. I despise that country

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 10, 2014, 12:25 am

Marija M (29)
Sunday August 10, 2014, 1:17 am
Thank you Cal

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 10, 2014, 1:26 am
When will the Chinese ever advance out of the dark ages ?.

Danuta W (1249)
Sunday August 10, 2014, 3:26 am

Ruth C (87)
Sunday August 10, 2014, 4:21 am
It looks like those people are still living in the stone age!

SylvieBusy A (193)
Sunday August 10, 2014, 4:29 am
Je suis totalement d'accord avec Ruth : ils sont encore à l'âge de pierres !

Stella G (403)
Sunday August 10, 2014, 6:34 am
Dato che molte famiglie hanno raggiunto un certo benessere, perchè non mandano i figli a migliorare la loro istruzione? Continuano ad usare la medicina tradizionale, dopo tutto questo tempo non hanno ancora capito che non funziona?

Cheryl H (91)
Sunday August 10, 2014, 9:10 am
What wicked people they are...Thank You Cal!!

Sandy G (10)
Sunday August 10, 2014, 9:25 am
I used to admire the Chinese, but they are really a barbaric, backward, cruel and sadistic people. They disgust me now. Is there any animal safe from their "traditional medicine?"

Ana Lopes (92)
Monday August 11, 2014, 2:44 am

Monday August 11, 2014, 11:03 am
How sad. I am wondering about the placebo effect. I mean, you would think after centuries of these cures and medicines (said sarcastically) NOT WORKING they might see that it is indeed silly and a waste of these creatures lives. That's why I wonder if it is mind over matter here, and their belief in these "medicines" is enough to cause the well known placebo effect. Then again, that can only go so far! There MUST be obvious proof that these things don't work. Maybe these people are just being stubborn and set in their ways. What a sad reason to drive an animal to extinction! I just don't get it. When will science finally replace tradition in China? Thank Cal, love to the turtles!

Stardust Noel (38)
Monday August 11, 2014, 11:35 am
China is a threat to all animals, & humans also, that eat food from China.

Stardust Noel (38)
Monday August 11, 2014, 11:36 am
P.S. I buy NOTHING from China, & never will. Shared & noted.
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