It’s a mammal. It looks like an artichoke. And China is driving it toward extinction

 

The shopkeeper quickly scanned the traditional Chinese medicine market, looking for undercover police before she unlocked a desk drawer and dug out what looked like a clam shell, palm-sized and coffee-brown.

“It cures cancer,” she said.

The contraband was a scale from a pangolin, an armored anteater that looks a cross between an artichoke and a Pokémon.

 

Please follow the link to read the rest of the story and do what you can to bring awareness to this tragedy. 

https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-08-31/its-a-mammal-it-looks-like-an-artichoke-and-china-is-driving-it-toward-extinction

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