Are Pangolins getting a break ?
In the aftermath of Corona Pangolins the most trafficked animal on the planet could just be getting a desperately needed lifeline. In 2020 the list of approved medicines that has included Pangolins for the past 10 years is not listed. These animals now have a Class 1 rating which is the same as the much loved Panda. The origins of Corona virus still seems to be the wet markets of China where so many wild animals including Pangolins are sold for food. Pangolins could just get the benefit of being the suspect of the outbreak in the minds of a lot of Chinese people who previously would've eaten their meat or used the scales. If it means these defenseless creatures get a chance to live without persecution and probable extinction it can only be a good thing.
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