• DAY 303: HOW EASY IS IT TO BUY ILLEGAL PANGOLIN SCALES IN HANOI? I TRY AND FIND OUT.

    Jul 24th

     

    Don’t for one minute think that the illegal wildlife trade is fundamentally tied to poverty, it is not.

    If anything it’s the very opposite. As countries get richer, especially China, they demand more ‘status’foods and medicine. The rich Chinese businessman likes impress with a tasty Pangolin soup or Tiger wine and despite there being no proof whatsoever that it works, they still demand TCM, Traditional Chinese Medicine

    It is easy to laugh at TCM. It seems, from the outside, as plausible as witchcraft or voodoo and as ritualistic and cruel as both. But think again. We have homeopathy, we have horoscopes. There has been for some time a £1,000,000 reward for anyone that can scientifically prove that homeopathy works, and for many more years a steady flow in astrology charts in teh back of popular magazines. Granted, homeopathy doesn’t involve the wiping out of entire species and horoscopes don’t involve ritualistic torture but their claim to irrationality is perhaps equally as impressive as any pangolin soup.

    Get inside the mind of a chinese person wanting sharks fin soup.

    And then get out as quickly as possible.



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    One Response to “DAY 303: HOW EASY IS IT TO BUY ILLEGAL PANGOLIN SCALES IN HANOI? I TRY AND FIND OUT.”

    1. Martin, you obviously know even less about homeopathy than you did a year ago about cruety to animals and, by falling for the currently fashionable line (promoted entirely and unethically by the pharmaceutical and other sickness industries, as you could easily discover if you bothered to enquire)you are unwittingly adding to harm (as are all the supposedly perceptive comedians who bring out the old jokes about water having a memory.
      There has already been scientific proof that homeopathy works and if you think that the legal pharma-meds are properly tested, just try reading some of the New Drugs Applications on the FDA website!

      I’m very ill and tired and struggling, but I’ll try to email you some information later. I hope that then you’ll remove the refernce to homeopathy in the above post. Even taking official figures, iatrogenia is the thuird or fourth leading cause of death in developed countries – if you took the ture figires, I’m sure it’d be the geratest cause of death and of longterm illness – well, the pharma indistry is one of the biggest and you don’t get there by doing good – there’s no money in cures! “Where there’s muck, there’s brass,” and where there’s brass you can be sure to find muck.

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