— “the one thing that is missing is education,” lao said. “we need to educate the public that chinese medicine emphasises the balance between humans and nature, so we have to respect nature.” read : TCM supporters condemn illegal wildlife trade
— “i cannot sell it in this country. i don’t even know if i can donate it.” read article : huge news for elephants; u.s. bans ivory trade
— “our goal is to replace the illegal wildlife trade, a $20b black market, the fourth largest after drug, arms, and human trafficking, with sustainable commerce.” read article : can fake rhino horn stop the poaching of an endangered species? more : bioengineered wildlife products
— “at that rate, depending on the temperature and duration of the fire, and the size of the ivory pieces, it could take months to burn one ton of ivory.” read article: destroying elephant ivory stockpiles more: state mulls burning ivory at its disposal
— “every tip is analysed by an expert team of legal and security experts, who determine whether to begin an investigation or share the information with trusted partners. a three-month trial period has yielded tip-offs, spanning the world .” http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/12/wildleaks-illegal-wildlife-crime
—”its blood is thought to build willpower, and its bones are said to have an anti-inflammatory effect capable of treating arthritis, headaches, and all manner of swelling. its eyeballs are used to ease epilepsy, malaria, and cataracts. the penis is particularly prized as an aphrodisiac, and is commonly prepared by soaking the dried member in water and then simmering it with herbal ingredients.” https://news.vice.com/article/china-outlaws-the-eating-of-tiger-penis-rhino-horn-and-other-endangered-animal-products
—”consuming an animal protected by the national wildlife protection law could be punished by imprisonment of 10 or more years”.
— “the reason a professor and nine Stanford students have joined the fight against wildlife trafficking – and they are making a difference.” http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/march/wildlife-trafficking-law-040114.html