Killed for Fun – Evil trophy hunters ‘Pay thousands to have leopards kneecapped to make them easier to hunt’

Killed for Fun – Evil trophy hunters ‘pay thousands to have leopards kneecapped to make them easier to hunt’

Pathetic trophy hunters can pay extra to have majestic lions, giraffes and zebras “kneecapped” before they hunt them, so they’re guaranteed to get a kill-shot, it has been claimed. After shelling out around £50 k on the initial safari, the hunters can pay thousands extra per animal they wish to kill. According to BILD, a […]

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Scales from around 50,000 pangolins seized by Chinese customs

Scales from around 50,000 pangolins seized by Chinese customs

Chinese customs officials have seized over 23 metric tons (23,000 kilograms or 50,000 pounds) of pangolin scales after a year-long investigation, local Chinese media reported last week. The massive amount of scales, the officials say, would have been extracted from around 50,000 pangolins, and represent the largest seizure of wildlife products in the country this […]

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Three pangolin species closer to extinction: IUCN

The pangolin’s future looks gloomy, according to the latest update by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which assesses the conservation status of species. Of the eight known species of the pangolin, one of the world’s most trafficked mammals, two African species, the while-bellied (Phataginus tricuspis) and the giant ground pangolin (Smutsia gigantea), […]

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