Gallery: Chinese Ship Carrying 22,000 Pounds of Illegal Anteater Meat C...

 

Last week, a Chinese ship crashed into a UNESCO protected reef in the Philippines. As if illegally entering the seas around the World Heritage Site wasn’t enough, authorities found almost 2,000 dead pangolins on board, a protected species also known as a scaly anteater. Pangolin meat and scales are thought to have healing properties in China, and they sell for hundreds of dollars per kilogram. The 12 crew members are currently being held under chargers of poaching and attempted bribery, with further charges concerning trespassing in protected waters and damaging coral pending.

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  1. Gillian Cockwill November 23, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Lock them up and throw away the key. China seems to be responsible for the greatest amount of illegal killing and selling of Endangered Animals in their attempt at gaining Healing and Super Powers from animals that they THINK will make them Wonderful. About time to wake up and acknowledge that none of them make ANY DIFFERENCE to your lives!

  2. Ljhk November 23, 2014 at 7:25 am

    That isn\’t harsh enough punishment. Ridiculous.

  3. Roger Charlesworth November 22, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    I would have taken their boat and crew out to sea and shelled it.

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