Tag Archive for endangered

Stop eating and using pangolins


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…

The sad tale of rhino horns and lion bones


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.…