Daily Archives: November 29, 2017

China’s Largest Seizure of Endangered Pangolin Scales from Africa, 11.9 tons from 20k Pangolins!

BEIJING – Chinese customs have seized 11.9 tonnes of scales of pangolins, the world’s most poached animal and under threat of extinction, in their biggest seizure of its kind, state media said on Wednesday. The scales, used in traditional remedies for ailments such as asthma, rheumatism and arthritis, are estimated to have come from at least 20,000 pangolins in Africa. They were seized on a ship in Shenzhen, bordering Hong Kong, in July. Arrest warrants […]