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Trafficking in yet another endangered species

(6 Posts)
Elegran Sat 17-Feb-18 19:43:58

We are all aware of the slaughter of rhinos and elephants for their horns and tusks, but they are not the only victims.

"An average of 20 tonnes of pangolins and their parts have been trafficked internationally every year with smugglers using 27 new global trade routes annually, according to new research released today by TRAFFIC and IUCN. The report was released in the wake of the world’s largest ever pangolin seizure, when China announced the seizure of 11.9 tonnes of scales from a ship in Shenzen last month."
Pangolins are scaly, ant-eating mammals. Their meat is considered a delicacy and their scales are deemed by some to have magical medicinal properties.

In the wake of world’s largest ever pangolin scale seizure, new analysis exposes plethora of pangolin trafficking routes

New study by University of Stirling sheds light on illegal global trade of pangolins

hildajenniJ Sat 17-Feb-18 20:14:42

I've only got one thing to say on this and other similar issues. When are the people of the world going to wake up, and realise that animal parts do nothing for human beings.

Menopaws Sat 17-Feb-18 20:26:23

Exactly Hilda

tessagee Sun 18-Feb-18 17:28:29

Just saw on a recent TV programme a report that people in Siberia are making large amounts of money from mammoth tusks which are now being revealed due to the melting of the tundra as a result of global warming. It's not currently considered illegal in the way that elephant tusks are. The mind boggles!

Cherrytree59 Sun 18-Feb-18 17:57:30

What a wonderful world it would be,
if Humans hadn't evolved and were still swing happily in the trees.

When man eventully self- destructs the natural world will hopefully recover and flourishsunshine

Cherrytree59 Sun 18-Feb-18 17:58:46