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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 (215)
Wednesday June 18, 2014, 5:21 am
Thank you Kelly for posting.

Natasha Salgado (660)
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 Garin-michaud (134)
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. (155)
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.

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

Dianne D. (475)
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 (43)
Saturday June 21, 2014, 12:49 am
Noted. Thank you Kelly.

rita uljee (0)
Saturday June 21, 2014, 1:38 am
and about time to ..

Muriel Servaege (55)
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 T. (164)
Saturday June 21, 2014, 5:28 pm
Well even a little hope is better than none

Ruth C. (263)
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. (2)
Sunday June 22, 2014, 6:54 pm
I too hope it's a positive step. Thanks Kelly

Sergio Padilla (63)
Wednesday June 25, 2014, 10:08 am
Whatever it takes, I hope this works!

kate K. (479)
Sunday June 29, 2014, 7:58 am
Let's hope they will thanks for sharing Kelly

Jennifer H. (3)
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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