Tag Archive for endangered

Juiced frog fad may be the death of this strange species

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An endangered amphibian, the world’s largest fully aquatic frog, is being used in Peru for quackery. It looks like a stupid human fad may be the end of it. Peruvian Frog Juice Drinkers Laud Health Benefits – ABC News. Frogs from Peru’s Lake Titicaca are the main ingredient in a juice blend that some Andean…

Suspected man-eating tiger killed in India

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Tigers and humans vying for the same space is NOT a good combination. The tigers lose. ‘Man-eating’ tiger shot dead in India’s Maharashtra. Forest workers say they have shot dead a tiger blamed for killing seven people in the past six months in western India. The tiger, described as a “man-eater” by authorities, killed the…

Stop eating and using pangolins

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We’ve posted before on Doubtful News how the pangolin – scaly anteater – is killed and used for Traditional Chinese Medicine preparations and for consumption. A single animal may bring $7000 on the black market. It is facing extinction thanks to its unusual characteristics. BBC Nature – ‘Shocking’ scale of pangolin smuggling revealed. Official records show…

Fishy story regarding mass death of devil rays

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This story was reported in a confusing way. At first it seemed they had just washed upon shore en masse but that was not the case. Gaza’s massive haul of devil rays sparks big fish story | The Times of Israel. Palestinian fishermen on Wednesday dragged hundreds of endangered rays out of the waters off…

The sad tale of rhino horns and lion bones

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Rhino syndicate targets lions The international syndicate allegedly responsible for using Thai prostitutes to “hunt” and export South African rhino horn is also said to be buying lion bones from local game farmers. On Friday, two Thais, believed to be linked to alleged rhino horn poaching kingpin Chumlong Lemtongthai, were arrested at OR Tambo airport.…