Monday, December 22, 2008

Vietnam Holdin' Stolen Frozen Pangolin

Vietnam customs agents seized nearly 300 boxes of frozen pangolin in the Quang Ninh province. Pangolin, or the scaly anteater, is a protected species whose medicinal and aphrodisiac properties make it a demanded meat. The trade of pangolin meat is illegal. The 300 boxes came out to be nearly 1500 pangolins. Officials say the cargo was headed to China, whose conservation record is... spotty.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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