Pangolins Getting Attention


A government official releases a rescued baby pangolin into the Sumatran forest in July 2012 after Indonesian police intercepted 85 endangered pangolins.In a blog titled "The Salt" on NPR's website there was an article a few days ago about our dear friends the Pangolins. This blog is dedicated to food and why we eat what we eat. I looked back as far as year and there is not one other article that talks about people eating an animal into extinction. It made me wonder why is that? If you click the link below you can read the full blog post.
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/08/03/337162283/taste-for-rare-wild-pangolin-is-driving-the-mammal-to-extinction

Even the New York Times is noticing the Pangolin. They published a blog stating that even though it is illegal in China to eat Pangolin and it is punishable by 10 years or more in prison poaching is still on the rise. Now that the Asian species of Pangolin are nearly extinct the African species are being poached as well. Click the link below to read the full article.

http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/30/pangolins-are-being-eaten-out-of-existence-conservation-group-says/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

 

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