April162013
It was already bad enough that a Chinese boat crashed into the Tubbataha reef, a protected coral reef off the coast of the Philippines, but what the coast guard found inside increased massively the size of the environmental disaster: 400 boxes containing around 10,000 kg of frozen Pangolin meat, an endangered scaly anteater. Pangolins are already extinct in China, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, because many people there consider its meat a delicacy and think its scales have beneficial properties. Poachers are now threatening it pretty much everywhere it still can be found… Too bad we can’t seem to catch them unless they’re so incompetent that they crash their ships.
Read more: Chinese boat crashes in protected coral reef… with thousands of illegally killed pangolins on board

It was already bad enough that a Chinese boat crashed into the Tubbataha reef, a protected coral reef off the coast of the Philippines, but what the coast guard found inside increased massively the size of the environmental disaster: 400 boxes containing around 10,000 kg of frozen Pangolin meat, an endangered scaly anteater. Pangolins are already extinct in China, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, because many people there consider its meat a delicacy and think its scales have beneficial properties. Poachers are now threatening it pretty much everywhere it still can be found… Too bad we can’t seem to catch them unless they’re so incompetent that they crash their ships.

Read more: Chinese boat crashes in protected coral reef… with thousands of illegally killed pangolins on board

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