Thursday, April 03, 2014

Pangolins

We've once discovered a pangolin in front of the house. I still remember I was in early Primary school and was waiting for the carpool ride early in the morning. Me and mum saw something rolling down the road. We got help from the meat vendor (on motorcycle) to catch it. It was so exciting seeing this creature up close. I've never seen one and don't know what it is until I am older.
Very unique and I would say quite cute.
I cannot recall what happened to it in the end though. I think my dad brought it to somewhere to release it back to nature.
But it's sad to hear that it's one of the most trafficked animal. Take a few minutes to read this.
Pangolins -- two species of which are endangered and all of which are protected by international treaty -- are trafficked by the thousands for their scales, which are boiled off their bodies for use in traditional medicine; for their meat, which is a high-end delicacy here and in China; and for their blood, which is seen as a healing tonic.
Yes, that's how cruel we human are.
*sad*
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