Pangolins need your help. They are heavily trafficked and killed in Asia for their skins, scales and meat.
There is a HUGE demand for pangolin scales. 14 tons of them were confiscated in April – in Singapore. 9 tons were confiscated in China back in February.
Not much is known about them, though. They are shy, nocturnal animals. And they are susceptible to stress and often die unexpectedly in captivity.
So there’s a petition on Care2 to step up the fight for pangolins. It is urging the Chinese and Vietnamese lawmakers to enact harsher penalties on illegal pangolin traders and pursue more robust species protection efforts.