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(Al Jazeera)   Fishers in the Amazon are cashing in on the Chinese demand for fish bladders, which they no doubt employ to prevent earthquakes   (aljazeera.com) divider line
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2022-01-20 10:30:42 AM  
"Threat" of over fishing? If it is popular in China, it is already over fished. If China is going to try to claim the mantel of leadership in the world, it has to stop this kind of garbage and actually do something for the environment.

Huang has been doing business in Brazil for seven years. "At first, I was buying a kg for about 1,000 reais ($176.80). It is 3,000 ($580.40) now but prices in China haven't changed that much."
With more companies competing for a share, profits aren't what they used to be, he says, so he moves more volume.


JFC
 
2022-01-20 2:19:30 PM  

Nadie_AZ: "Threat" of over fishing? If it is popular in China, it is already over fished. If China is going to try to claim the mantel of leadership in the world, it has to stop this kind of garbage and actually do something for the environment.


China isn't going to do shiat. They've even made solar power a polluting industry. The CCP makes Big Oil look like Greenpeace.
 
2022-01-20 2:19:38 PM  
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Hey China! Earthquake prevention is our gig!
 
2022-01-20 2:20:13 PM  
"Medicinal"...it's an aphrodisiac, amirite? There are 1.4B Chinese. Do we need them to be even more randy?
 
2022-01-20 2:22:29 PM  
All this new learning amazes me.
 
2022-01-20 2:23:31 PM  
Welp, Amazon's farked.
 
2022-01-20 2:32:25 PM  

EBN-OZN: "Medicinal"...it's an aphrodisiac, amirite? There are 1.4B Chinese. Do we need them to be even more randy?


Whenever I hear about a new endangered species, my first question is "Which of its body parts gives Chinese men boners?"
 
2022-01-20 2:35:31 PM  

Nadie_AZ: If China is going to try to claim the mantel of leadership in the world, it has to stop this kind of garbage and actually do something for the environment.


Yeah, no.  That's not how world domination works.
 
2022-01-20 2:36:52 PM  
Similar thing was going on in Maine with baby eels.

I recall they were buying top dollar for our pecans years back, too. At least that's farmed. Not sure if the bottom fell out of that market, too, recently.

Wild American ginseng root is another one I can think of that's been poached to endangerment to suit Chinese appetite.

If you're poor, it'd be hard to pass up that payday. Too bad people never learn. We destroy everything we touch.

/see Rapa Nui
 
2022-01-20 2:37:26 PM  

EBN-OZN: "Medicinal"...it's an aphrodisiac, amirite? There are 1.4B Chinese. Do we need them to be even more randy?


There are acutally very vew Chinese named Randy.  It's just not one of the more popular baby names in China.
 
2022-01-20 2:38:52 PM  
Fish bladders needed for China?

Couldn't Trojan and Durex just make them in 'small.'

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2022-01-20 2:40:02 PM  
Sheep's bladders, subby.

GET... ...THE COMFY CHAIR!
 
2022-01-20 2:40:27 PM  

Nadie_AZ: If China is going to try to claim the mantel of leadership in the world, it has to stop this kind of garbage and actually do something for the environment.


LOL. What it is doing now is the true sign of power. Farking over the poor and poorer places is a sign of status.
 
2022-01-20 2:49:09 PM  
Enjoy it while it lasts, Brazil.

China's always eager to cut out the middlemen when harvesting other people's resources.
 
2022-01-20 3:35:57 PM  
China won't be happy until the only thing left to eat is cockroaches.
 
2022-01-20 3:52:27 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: China won't be happy until the only thing left to eat is cockroaches.


Keith Richards might have a problem with that.
 
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