Pharyngula

pangolin

Say goodbye to another mammal being sacrificed on the altar of ‘traditional medicine’ — pangolin scales are consumed as medicine, their blood is used in tonics, their embryos are swallowed as aphrodisiacs, and they’re just generally eaten up. They’re also incredibly fragile, and cannot be farmed; they’re all caught in the wild and they usually die of shock.

I have no sympathy at all for traditional Asian medicines. It’s all bogus sympathetic magic that leads to the slaughter of animals worldwide for absurd reasons.

Comments

  1. […] By PZ Myers […]

  2. #3 ladymidnight
    Australia
    April 8, 2014

    That’s repulsive – I couldn’t finish the linked article :( So much for humans being the more intelligent species.

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