Petition: How Traditional Chinese Medicine is Contributing to Species Extinction

Petition: How Traditional Chinese Medicine is Contributing to Species Extinction

Traditional Chinese medicine is flourishing at the expense of animals. Many traditional medicines require endangered animals and often runs rampant on rumors of effective treatment. Rhino populations quickly diminished as a rumor about a politician being cured of cancer by a rhino horn. Three species are now extinct thanks to demand for rhino horn. Demand […]

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Petition: Facebook Allows the Sale of Pangolins, the Endangered Species Thought to be the Animals Who Transmitted Coronavirus to Humans

Petition: Facebook Allows the Sale of Pangolins, the Endangered Species Thought to be the Animals Who Transmitted Coronavirus to Humans

Pangolins are highly trafficked animals and therefore are in danger of extinction. All eight species are endangered with their status ranging from vulnerable to critically endangered. Ten thousand pangolins are illegally trafficked each year. The illegal wildlife trade has certainly come back to bite humans where it hurts — pangolins are actually believed by scientists […]

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China outrage: How pangolins are ‘force-fed rice to increase price’ on black market

China outrage: How pangolins are ‘force-fed rice to increase price’ on black market

Pangolins, which are often mistaken as reptiles, are actually the only wholly-scaled mammals in the world, with four known species found in Asia and two living in Sub-Saharan Africa. These small, soft animals have been under threat for decades from poachers, as their scales are used in Chinese traditional medicines, leading to some species in […]

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Coronavirus outrage: How traders peddle ‘tiger bone, bear bile and rhino horn’ as cure

Coronavirus outrage: How traders peddle ‘tiger bone, bear bile and rhino horn’ as cure

The coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 2.4 million people worldwide since the first cases were announced in early December. Medical experts across the globe are working tirelessly to develop a vaccine that can halt COVID-19 in its tracks. But in China and other southeast Asian countries there have been reports of countless crooks trying to capitalise on the deadly […]

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Coronavirus is a crisis for South Africa’s captive lions, campaigners warn

Coronavirus is a crisis for South Africa’s captive lions, campaigners warn

Wildlife conservation and animal welfare groups say the COVID-19 pandemic ought to spell the end for one of South Africa’s most controversial businesses: the captive breeding of lions. It is widely accepted that SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that has precipitated the global crisis, came from wildlife (bats or pangolins are the most likely sources), and campaign […]

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Pangolins Get a Break from Extinction Due to Coronavirus Fears

Petition: Pangolins Get a Break from Extinction Due to Coronavirus Fears

According to the BBC, pangolins remain a suspect in the coronavirus outbreak. The animals were found to carry related strains to coronavirus, notoriety which is reducing their international trafficking and sale. Pangolins are popular in illegal wildlife trafficking, they’re the most commonly illegally trafficked mammal, known for their use in food and medicine. A researcher […]

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