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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"   ( divider line
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2014-04-03 01:41:03 AM  
4 votes:

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 02:16:17 AM  
3 votes:
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Oh, bother.
2014-04-03 01:46:04 AM  
3 votes:
Daddy, I want a Pangolin!  No, I want it now!

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2014-04-03 01:25:23 AM  
3 votes:
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 01:21:11 AM  
3 votes:
Can't we just Sharpie some scales a bunch of armadillos, ship them to China, and call it a day?
2014-04-03 01:18:51 AM  
3 votes:
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 06:26:17 AM  
2 votes:
If you had one for a pet, you'd never run out of guitar picks!
2014-04-03 02:39:05 AM  
2 votes:

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 02:32:36 AM  
2 votes:
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 02:26:05 AM  
2 votes:
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2014-04-03 01:25:09 AM  
2 votes:
Can someone please recommend some decent nonslip pangolin golf gloves?
2014-04-03 01:19:24 AM  
2 votes:
Unknown? I guess subby had the Red version.
2014-04-02 11:56:02 PM  
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2014-04-03 05:10:55 PM  
1 vote:

TopoGigo: picturescrazy: All mammals are tasty.

As a rule, only the herbivores and omnivores are delicious.

That's why I eat vegans.
2014-04-03 12:39:49 PM  
1 vote:
And they look so dapper all dolled up!

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2014-04-03 10:42:54 AM  
1 vote:

The_Original_Roxtar: I'm posting this reply via a pangolin... a precise pangolin.

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Thanks you for your support.
2014-04-03 08:07:12 AM  
1 vote:

Nidiot: We do sell an awful lot of pills in western society that do fark all too, but at least we aren't wiping out a species in the process. I'd truly rather people weren't idiots that can be sucked in by witchcraft or homeopathy or any other of the miracles on offer in the first place. But at this stage I think I'll just be grateful if we can at least avoid the annihilation of all other living creatures simply because some people go through their entire life with their brain on stand-by mode.

We should get the Chinese hooked on homeopathy.  Then just one example of an endangered animal will serve all their medicinal needs in perpetuity.
2014-04-03 07:28:53 AM  
1 vote:

jaybeezey: PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: 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.

What I don't get is that you have a country that limits the number of kids you can keep alive because of over population controls, yet every man in that country is apparently willing to eat a bear pancrease or pangolin scales to keep their dick hard.

It's funny:  Sport hunters get a lot of the blame, unfairly it turns out, for decreasing animal populations.  Actually, it's market hunters* selling animal parts.

For example, to the extent hunting contributed to the decline in tiger populations, it wasn't Chauncy Uppercrust on a howdah that caused it, it was hunters looking to make a fast buck by selling tiger penis to limp-dicked Chinamen.

*Poachers are market hunters, for the most part, just *ILLEGAL* market hunters.
2014-04-03 06:53:20 AM  
1 vote:

Nidiot: Western society also moved from eating obscure animal parts as a cure for a specific ill

No, we didn't, we just package it into "homeopatic medicines" and selling it in as nice beautiful factory-made pills. Case in point: "homeopatic cure" against flu which is some obscure part of the duck or swan, I don't remember which, packed in sugar, in tiny portion.

As for raging against Chinese, please remember that huge part of China are uneducated peasants or were uneducated peasants just one generation ago. You can't just stop believing what your society believes just because someone somewhere knows better. Case in point, for US audience: Amish, Scientologists, GOP. Come to shout at Chinese when your church of scientology came into right mind. :)
2014-04-03 03:35:22 AM  
1 vote:
I don't get why this was under the entertainment tab. Did the mods assume it was a Game of Thrones thing?
2014-04-03 02:48:47 AM  
1 vote:
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 02:30:21 AM  
1 vote:

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 02:23:39 AM  
1 vote:
You say "looks like a dragon", I say "looks like an artichoke".
2014-04-03 02:16:01 AM  
1 vote:
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 01:49:06 AM  
1 vote:
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 01:18:58 AM  
1 vote:
Looks like a dragon? I doubt it has even one consummate V inside that mouth.
2014-04-03 01:18:31 AM  
1 vote:
Is there anything that Chinese people won't eat?
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