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The Chinese trade in dead and live pangolin

by | 7th, June 2012

WOULD you eat a pangolin? Plenty do. This week, Thai customs rescued 110 pangolins worth about $35,500 that they say were to be sold outside the country as exotic food. The Chinese love them. The Herbal Encyclopedia say pangolin are “used to cure tumefaction [swelling], promote blood circulation and help breast-feeding mothers produce milk.” Mix pangolin with turtle shell to cure your fibroids. Like everything else, it tastes like chicken…

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A Thai customs official shows a rescued pangolin during a news conference in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, June 7, 2012. Thai customs rescued 110 pangolins worth about $35,500 that they say were to be sold outside the country as exotic food. The animals, hidden in a pickup truck, were seized at a customs checkpoint in Prachuap Khiri Khan province, south of Bangkok. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)



Posted: 7th, June 2012 | In: The Consumer Comment | TrackBack | Permalink