Chinese government reportedly recommending bear bile injections to treat coronavirus

Chinese government reportedly recommending bear bile injections to treat coronavirus

The government of China is reportedly recommending a coronavirus treatment that includes bear bile. The London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) reported today that a list of recommended treatments for the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19 published by the Chinese government earlier this month includes injections of a traditional medicine called “Tan Re Qing,” which contains bear […]

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Coronavirus closures reveal vast scale of China’s secretive wildlife farm industry

Coronavirus closures reveal vast scale of China’s secretive wildlife farm industry

Nearly 20,000 wildlife farms raising species including peacocks, civet cats, porcupines, ostriches, wild geese and boar have been shut down across China in the wake of the coronavirus, in a move that has exposed the hitherto unknown size of the industry. Until a few weeks ago wildlife farming was still being promoted by government agencies […]

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South Africa gets go-ahead to increase black rhino trophy hunting

South Africa gets go-ahead to increase black rhino trophy hunting

South Africa has won permission to almost double the number of black rhinos that can be killed as trophies after arguing the money raised will support conservation of the critically endangered species. The decision was made at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) after receiving support from some African nations and opposition […]

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Chinese nationals arrested in US after smuggling totoaba swim bladders worth $3.7 million from Mexico

Chinese nationals arrested in US after smuggling totoaba swim bladders worth $3.7 million from Mexico

According to a report this week by Quartz, two Chinese nationals were arrested last month in the state of California with $3.7-million-worth of totoaba swim bladders that they had smuggled from Mexico. Quartz’s Justin Rohrlich writes that a sheriff’s deputy in Orange County, California initially pulled the two men, Yikang Liang and Haoyu Huang, over […]

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