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(CNN)   The pangolin: a relatively unknown (to Western world) mammal that looks like a dragon that nobody will ever hear of again. Why? Because it's "delicious"   (cnn.com) divider line 112
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2014-04-02 11:56:02 PM
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2014-04-03 01:17:09 AM

fusillade762: [farm4.static.flickr.com image 500x374]


I'm surprised noone has made a movie involving those things. They make our vampires look farking tame by comparison
 
2014-04-03 01:18:31 AM
Is there anything that Chinese people won't eat?
 
2014-04-03 01:18:51 AM
Asian cultures are farking retarded about this shiat.

How is it, to this day, that many people still believe there is a preparation of animal bit for every illness?

Except their shiattiest stuff, like the asian carp, which they bring to america because god forbid they eat our fish instead. Ugh.

Seriously, asians are like the worst stewards of nature of all time.
 
2014-04-03 01:18:58 AM
Looks like a dragon? I doubt it has even one consummate V inside that mouth.
 
2014-04-03 01:19:24 AM
Unknown? I guess subby had the Red version.
 
2014-04-03 01:21:11 AM
Can't we just Sharpie some scales a bunch of armadillos, ship them to China, and call it a day?
 
2014-04-03 01:23:51 AM
They are found in Namibia too. But you are considered very, very lucky if you see one. I have seen one in the wild driving between Gobabis and Windhoek. I have a friend who was a game warden and a tour guide and he has never seen one.

But since we have had a huge influx of Chinese in our country i expect they won't be there for long anymore.
 
2014-04-03 01:24:52 AM
palf-enforcement.org

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Screw sloths.

I want a pangolin.
 
2014-04-03 01:25:08 AM
All mammals are tasty.
 
2014-04-03 01:25:09 AM
Can someone please recommend some decent nonslip pangolin golf gloves?
 
2014-04-03 01:25:23 AM
If you assume only 10% to 20% of the actual trade is reported by the news media, the true number trafficked over a two-year period was 116,990 to 233,980,

So an assumption with single-digit precision leads to 5 digits of precision in the result?
 
2014-04-03 01:26:20 AM

Mega Steve: fusillade762: [farm4.static.flickr.com image 500x374]

I'm surprised noone has made a movie involving those things. They make our vampires look farking tame by comparison


Masquerade prevents anyone from making a movie about them.  They just ghoul or enthrall any mortal who submits a pitch to Hollywood.
 
2014-04-03 01:27:05 AM
Governments and international conservation organizations tend to put their muscle behind "charismatic" species like the rhino or elephant, which are seen in zoos worldwide and are universally beloved.

That's the main reason I say we should keep zoos around. People by nature can give one shiat about what they can't have live access to up close and personal(we even have that feeling about other humans).
 
2014-04-03 01:34:31 AM

ciberido: Mega Steve: fusillade762: [farm4.static.flickr.com image 500x374]

I'm surprised noone has made a movie involving those things. They make our vampires look farking tame by comparison

Masquerade prevents anyone from making a movie about them.  They just ghoul or enthrall any mortal who submits a pitch to Hollywood.


Bloody Ventrue and their insatiable need for blood-drunk sycophants...
 
2014-04-03 01:37:06 AM

meat0918: [palf-enforcement.org image 850x636]

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Screw sloths.

I want a pangolin.


Me too! I also want to cast a spell and give them all +3 armor so they've got a fighting chance of survival.
 
2014-04-03 01:41:03 AM

Natsumi: I have seen one in the wild driving between Gobabis and Windhoek.


Isn't it dangerous for a pangolin to drive?
 
2014-04-03 01:43:41 AM

Meliorist: If you assume only 10% to 20% of the actual trade is reported by the news media, the true number trafficked over a two-year period was 116,990 to 233,980,

So an assumption with single-digit precision leads to 5 digits of precision in the result?


Yeah... He really needed to explain why making that leap is justified.

I'm not saying it isn't justified; I suspect it's not as far off as we could wish. But you don't just throw in that kind of assumption without explaining why you think it's reasonable.
 
2014-04-03 01:45:43 AM

Natsumi: They are found in Namibia too. But you are considered very, very lucky if you see one. I have seen one in the wild driving between Gobabis and Windhoek. I have a friend who was a game warden and a tour guide and he has never seen one.

But since we have had a huge influx of Chinese in our country i expect they won't be there for long anymore.


Lucky you for seeing one. And time to get that pangolin publicity machine cranked up in Namibia.
 
2014-04-03 01:46:04 AM
Daddy, I want a Pangolin!  No, I want it now!

lh5.googleusercontent.com
 
2014-04-03 01:47:53 AM

Mitch Taylor's Bro: meat0918: [palf-enforcement.org image 850x636]

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Screw sloths.

I want a pangolin.

Me too! I also want to cast a spell and give them all +3 armor so they've got a fighting chance of survival.


Pangolin, you have discovered a Fire Breath Scroll.
 
2014-04-03 01:49:06 AM
A few years ago, the comic strip Cul de Sac introduced me to pangolins. It's what I think of whenever I hear about them!

Here's a link, you'll have to click through, the pangolin costume story takes about all of October.
 
2014-04-03 01:49:23 AM

Mega Steve: fusillade762: [farm4.static.flickr.com image 500x374]

I'm surprised noone has made a movie involving those things. They make our vampires look farking tame by comparison


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mystics_in_Bali

Still waiting for the Hollywood remake.
 
2014-04-03 01:51:01 AM
Hey, pangolin may taste like pumpkin pie, but I'd never know 'cause I'd never eat the filthy motherfarker
 
2014-04-03 01:53:15 AM
I'll eat anything


'cept your mom 'cause she's got a serious case of tuna casserole going on, know what I mean?
 
2014-04-03 01:57:23 AM

Mega Steve: fusillade762: [farm4.static.flickr.com image 500x374]

I'm surprised noone has made a movie involving those things. They make our vampires look farking tame by comparison


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzevWRlWxO8
 
2014-04-03 01:58:43 AM

Mega Steve: fusillade762: [farm4.static.flickr.com image 500x374]

I'm surprised noone has made a movie involving those things. They make our vampires look farking tame by comparison


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-9fV4gFTeo
 
2014-04-03 02:03:01 AM

syrynxx: Is there anything that Chinese people won't eat?


Babies. Although they might be interested in a modest proposal.
 
2014-04-03 02:07:46 AM

Smackledorfer: Asian cultures are farking retarded about this shiat.

How is it, to this day, that many people still believe there is a preparation of animal bit for every illness?

Seriously, asians are like the worst stewards of nature of all time.


Pretty much. I mean, the west has been really awful to animals too, but wtf is with driving animals to extinction because of "traditional Chinese medicine"? Knock it off, assholes. How can so many people be so dumb and also not give a flying fark about what they kill?

It's not just medicine. Look at shark fin soup. Sharks die by the millions and tens of millions and often only the fin is cut off. The rest of the animal is thrown back in the water to die. Does that stop people from paying big money to have their soup? Fark no.
 
2014-04-03 02:08:50 AM
The only people that think pangolins look like dragons are people that have never heard of armadillos and anteaters. It's sad they're so nervous and hard to feed, though. We could probably preserve them as a species just by taking a few of the rescued ones and breeding them for pets.
 
2014-04-03 02:16:01 AM
Article:  It's crazy, it looks like a pinecone, it looks like a dragon, you've never seen anything like it.

It looks like an armadillo.  Nothing crazy about that.
 
2014-04-03 02:16:17 AM
blog.africageographic.com

Oh, bother.
 
2014-04-03 02:23:39 AM
You say "looks like a dragon", I say "looks like an artichoke".
 
2014-04-03 02:26:05 AM
www.beheadingboredom.com
 
2014-04-03 02:26:44 AM
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Armadillos are dragons?
 
2014-04-03 02:27:08 AM

proteus_b: Natsumi: I have seen one in the wild driving between Gobabis and Windhoek.

Isn't it dangerous for a pangolin to drive?


Probably... Sorry, that happens when you think in one language and type in another. Afrikaans grammar is sometimes the opposite to English.
 
2014-04-03 02:30:21 AM

fastbow: Can't we just Sharpie some scales a bunch of armadillos, ship them to China, and call it a day?


Armadillos carry leprosy... hmmmm.
 
2014-04-03 02:31:45 AM
didn't even have to click the link to know that it was the chinese medicinal/magic potion market that is killing the animal.

Sadly, it is something I doubt education will ever get rid of there or elsewhere.
 
2014-04-03 02:32:36 AM
In addition to the f*cking adorable picture above, I will add that when I was in the fourth grade I was given the pangolin as an animal to report about for a class project.  I was so excited that I made a life size model of it out of plaster of Paris and covered it with scales cut from my grandpa's WW2 leather bomber jacket.  Got an A+ on the project but dad tanned my ass for cutting up grandpa's sweet jacket.  The end.
 
2014-04-03 02:34:52 AM
How did I know even before clicking the link that this thing is being overhunted for use in some bullshiat Asian panacea?

I'm king shiat of f**k island, that's why.
 
2014-04-03 02:37:46 AM
Goddamn it China, this is why we can't have nice things!

Assholes.
 
2014-04-03 02:39:05 AM

proteus_b: Natsumi: I have seen one in the wild driving between Gobabis and Windhoek.

Isn't it dangerous for a pangolin to drive?


I saw a pangolin drive a Ford Fusion into a Trader Vic's.

/His scales were perfect.
 
2014-04-03 02:41:32 AM
if it moves, breathes, walks or flies, the chinaman will eat it.

disgusting subhumans...
 
2014-04-03 02:46:38 AM
Gee, that article was fascinating.
 
2014-04-03 02:48:47 AM
Jumping Jesus on a farking pogo stick China! We have farking real medicine that works. Stop eating crazy animals because you think that their powdered gall bladders will make your micro penis grow in the afterlife and bring honor to your dead aunt is a or whatever the fark you asshats believe it does for you.
 
2014-04-03 02:49:52 AM

picturescrazy: All mammals are tasty.


...especially over fava beans with a nice Chianti, Clarice...
 
2014-04-03 02:52:19 AM

Natsumi: proteus_b: Natsumi: I have seen one in the wild driving between Gobabis and Windhoek.

Isn't it dangerous for a pangolin to drive?

Probably... Sorry, that happens when you think in one language and type in another. Afrikaans grammar is sometimes the opposite to English.


It isn't unusual to hear that from English speakers too, though it is a bit confusing.  "While driving" would clear things up though.
 
2014-04-03 03:01:26 AM
I'll stick to eating non-wild critters, thanks.

/that wild caught fish in the health food shop makes kitty angry
//you don't want to make kitty angry
 
2014-04-03 03:02:41 AM
Hmmmm...looks like an armourdildo.
 
2014-04-03 03:08:26 AM

Smackledorfer: Asian cultures are farking retarded about this shiat.

How is it, to this day, that many people still believe there is a preparation of animal bit for every illness?

Except their shiattiest stuff, like the asian carp, which they bring to america because god forbid they eat our fish instead. Ugh.

Seriously, asians are like the worst stewards of nature of all time.


It seems to be a long held, possibly genetically ingrained thing, this idea that you could be cured by eating some specific food. Just because it works in a few specific cases, for example oranges contain vitamin C and therefore treat scurvy, that doesn't make it true for everything.

This idea of food as cure still holds in Western cultures. Every now and then you can find someone who of will try and claim that eating a diet consisting of only macro-biotic 100% organic purely vegetarian heirloom cacti is what cured their cancer.

Western society also moved from eating obscure animal parts as a cure for a specific ill, to instead believing that certain fruits, or food groups, will give us vitality and longevity (a couple of very generalised and difficult to prove claims). There is no shortage of articles consisting of "eat this and live longer".

But at least we are eating stuff we are deliberating growing for food, instead of depleting the wildlife.
 
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