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China Hopes to Take Rare Animals Off the Menu With Tough Jail Sentences

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Chinese diners who enjoy bear bile, tiger bones and pangolin meat now have a new reason to lay down their chopsticks. China's top legislative body passed a new "interpretation" of the country's criminal law on Thursday

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Ana MESNER (201)
Wednesday June 18, 2014, 5:21 am
Thank you Kelly for posting.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 18, 2014, 7:40 am
I hope they're building hundreds of new prisons cos more than half the population will be in jail.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Friday June 20, 2014, 4:58 am

. (0)
Friday June 20, 2014, 8:19 am
These barbarians will find a way to get the "food" that they so crave.

Justin M (2)
Friday June 20, 2014, 12:14 pm

Kathleen R (138)
Friday June 20, 2014, 12:57 pm
noted & read

Lynne Buckley (0)
Friday June 20, 2014, 1:24 pm

Nikolina J (0)
Friday June 20, 2014, 1:38 pm
a ray of hope

Roger G (154)
Friday June 20, 2014, 1:56 pm
noted, thanks

Teresa B (43)
Friday June 20, 2014, 1:58 pm
"Last summer, customs officials in the northern Inner Mongolia region arrested two Russian nationals for smuggling 213 bear paws into China in the tyres of a van their load, state media said, was worth more than 250,000.

Earlier this month, three Chinese nationals were arrested in Namibia, after they were found trying to board a flight to Hong Kong with 14 foil-wrapped rhino horns and leopard skins hidden in their luggage."

Quoted from the article. That's absolutely disgusting. We can only hope China enforces their laws to stop this.

Birgit W (160)
Friday June 20, 2014, 2:41 pm
Some good news. Thanks for sharing.

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday June 20, 2014, 4:55 pm
Noted. I hope these laws are enforced.

Madhuri Pillai (22)
Friday June 20, 2014, 8:18 pm
Hmmm.....hopefully dogs and cats too.

Dianne D (490)
Friday June 20, 2014, 8:53 pm
There is no 'hopes' just do it. I agree with Madhu they need to ban dogs and cats also.

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Saturday June 21, 2014, 12:49 am
Noted. Thank you Kelly.

rita uljee (1)
Saturday June 21, 2014, 1:38 am
and about time to ..

Muriel Servaege (53)
Saturday June 21, 2014, 2:15 pm
It might simply be impossible to enforce these laws due to the large human population. In the meantime we can be grateful to China, anyway.

marie C (163)
Saturday June 21, 2014, 5:28 pm
Well even a little hope is better than none

Ruth C (87)
Sunday June 22, 2014, 9:34 am
I agree with you both Madhu and Dianne.

Petra M (259)
Sunday June 22, 2014, 2:35 pm
Noted and signed, thanks!

Colleen L (3)
Sunday June 22, 2014, 6:54 pm
I too hope it's a positive step. Thanks Kelly

Sergio Padilla (65)
Wednesday June 25, 2014, 10:08 am
Whatever it takes, I hope this works!

kate K (481)
Sunday June 29, 2014, 7:58 am
Let's hope they will thanks for sharing Kelly

Jennifer H (4)
Friday July 4, 2014, 9:10 pm
The thought and talk are good but I am hesitant to believe it coming from China. Hope I am wrong.
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