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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…