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Wildlife Poaching, Farming & Trafficking

Netherlands peter Offline
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(03-18-2020, 07:52 AM)Kingtheropod Wrote: China has made eating wild animals illegal after the coronavirus outbreak. But ending the trade won't be easy

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/05/asia/chin...index.html


Let me know what you think?

Do you think this can reduce or end the illegal trade of wild animals and animal parts, or do you think more is needed?

I recently started a thread (in the Miscellaneous Section) about the connection between the trade in and consumption of wild animals and the outbreak of diseases. My proposal is to move the article to that thread. 

As to the question. 

A law is one thing. Applying it is something else. Poaching needs to be addressed immediately. Organisations involved in trafficking have to be dismantled. The Chinese also need to support measures against countries unwilling to end the trade in wild animals. Last, but not least, is they have to develop, and help execute, a plan to remove the millions of snares in the forests of southeast Asia. 

Those who know agree there is a strong connection between the destruction of the natural world, the trade in wild animals, climate change and the outbreak of infectuous diseases. The present crisis shows that the outbreak of an unknown disease can have disastrous consequences. For this reason, conservation deserves priority. No matter what.
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China has made eating wild animals illegal after the coronavirus outbreak. But ending the trade won't be easy

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/05/asia/chin...index.html

Looks like this is a start, but more is needed!
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I posted this link at the "animals news" (not felids) topic

" Some good news to start your week. China announced today it will ban the consumption of most wild animals and severely crack down on the illegal wildlife trade to help prevent zoonotic disease outbreaks like the new coronavirus, which is rapidly expanding to other countries and has infected over 79,000 people. The decision, which was adopted by China’s top legislature, the National People's Congress Standing Committee, sets the stage for further revisions to regulations on wildlife trade, live animal markets, and to China's 1989 Wildlife Protection Law, which regulates the “breeding, domestication and utilization” of wildlife. The announcement appears to indicate that some species, like pigeons and rabbits, will be recategorized as livestock while trade for non-food purposes, such as traditional medicine or pets, will be addressed through “improved regulations” from the State Council and its relevant departments. The directive also specifically excluded marine animals. More details are expected over the coming weeks, including at the third annual session of the 13th NPC, which was postponed from its scheduled date of March 5th. "





Dated from the 24th February...

" It’s a official now! Yes ? BEIJING, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, or China's top legislature, during a session Monday adopted a decision on thoroughly banning the illegal trading of wildlife and eliminating the consumption of wild animals to safeguard people's lives and health.

The move aims to safeguard biological and ecological security and effectively prevent major public health risks, among other purposes.
The consumption of terrestrial wild animals "of important ecological, scientific and social value" that are under state protection, as well as other terrestrial wild animals, including those that are bred or reared in captivity, shall be thoroughly prohibited, according to the decision. "




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You would think that the loss of the intrinsic value the natural world has would've been enough for drastic measures to have already been taken, but if it takes the dawning reality that destroying nature will also inevitably destroy us, it's better than nothing. It's sad it has had to reach this point for people to realise this.
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( This post was last modified: 03-20-2020, 04:07 AM by Kingtheropod )

(03-20-2020, 12:45 AM)Sully Wrote: You would think that the loss of the intrinsic value the natural world has would've been enough for drastic measures to have already been taken, but if it takes the dawning reality that destroying nature will also inevitably destroy us, it's better than nothing. It's sad it has had to reach this point for people to realise this.

Yep, as soon as peoples lives start getting hurt, only then do people start taking action.

Sad  Sad SadSad

People ignore the early warning signs, and wait for it to get bad.
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First coronavirus case was just reported down here in the Roanoke valley of Virginia, and I live in Blacksburg the college town, right over. If its already there, there's probably people here in Blacksburg unknowingly walking around with it. As of now, many students are coming back from their extended spring breaks and a week ago, I bought a month's worth of groceries enough to last me until mid-April.

The US isn't doing very well with this, especially Florida, California, and Washington state areas. Hopefully, we make it out of this mess quick!
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( This post was last modified: 03-21-2020, 10:14 AM by Rishi )

@peter posts moved. Check & confirm. 

Also content of your posts #1 & #7 has been exchanged.
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Does anyone noted the news about wildlife return in Italy river venice? Also Air quality Index improved lots in China ?
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( This post was last modified: 03-22-2020, 04:02 AM by Polar )

(03-21-2020, 11:01 AM)sanjay Wrote: Does anyone noted the news about wildlife return in Italy river venice? Also Air quality Index improved lots in China ?

Yes, and I think it does speak to our trading and type of energy consumption. Venice still uses a lot of powered boats for fishing and trading, and with decreased use of those two, more fish started appearing. China's case is the closing down of many factories and some power generational facilities (a lot of which relies on coal).

If anything is gained from this outbreak, it will be:
  1. Greater recognition of human impact on our natural surroundings, as seen in China/Italy.
  2. Greater transition into cleaner energies, natural gas, nuclear, and renewables with greater incentives for investment.
  3. UBI and other economy-boosting basic income implementations will become more popular, especially for lower-income people and those with retail or service jobs.
  4. Working-from-home will become more popular for those that can.
  5. And perhaps (and this just my biased side speaking here), businesses will be incentivized to allow workers own a greater proportion and control of the business rather than the CEO itself.
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Orcas Return to suddenly quiet Vancouver harbour 


https://www.msn.com/en-ca/video/animals/...spartandhp
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" We must close #WildlifeMarkets to protect endangered species that are for sale like pangolins, our own health and the health of other endangered species like tigers and lions who can catch these viral diseases from humans. A tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City has tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19.

The big cat is the first known case of a non-domesticated animal with COVID-19 symptoms—and is one of seven sick tigers at the New York zoo.
Public health officials believe that the large cats caught COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus from a zoo employee.
It more clear than ever that #WildilfeMarkets must be closed and remain closed for the health of all living things on this planet. "


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WildAid: " The government of China announced that it has upgraded #pangolins from Class II to the highest-level Class I protection, affording the three species (Chinese, Sunda and Indian) that occur [or historically occurred] in China the same protection as the Giant Panda, with a penalty of 10 years imprisonment for those caught hunting, killing, smuggling or trading them. Additionally, pangolin scales have been removed from an official 2020 listing of ingredients approved for use in traditional Chinese medicine as reported by China’s Health Times newspaper!

We’ve been working to protect pangolins since 2016 and this news is exciting to say the least.
This #WildAidInTheWild post is a good example of our work in action. Since February, WildAid has bolstered government announcements and communications urging the public to stop consuming wildlife with several media campaigns including a video featuring mega-star Jay Chou warning of the disease risk from consuming pangolins which was viewed over 20 million times on social media within a few days and has since been placed on the start-up menu of Xiaomi TVs, amassing 590 million views in the past two months. WildAid has also placed over 250 billboards urging an end to consumption of pangolins and a call to help protect them in prominent locations such as the subways of Guangzhou and Beijing, Kunming railway station, a shopping mall in Xiamen, and a four-story installation across from the Alibaba headquarters in Hangzhou. Recent social media campaigns on pangolins with The People’s Daily and messages from other prominent celebrities such as Angelababy have garnered over 180 million views "


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