Slain Wild Panda

Wild Panda Killed, Dismembered, Sold as Meat: China State TV

I was not happy when I read the headline but I felt sick when I saw the picture.  I copied and pasted this article from MSN.  The link to the article is at the bottom, so you can see the picture for yourself.

BEIJING — Ten people were arrested in suspicion of killing and dismembering a wild panda and selling its meat, according to Chinese state television.

Police found the panda’s skin, bones and 22 pounds of meat in a raid on a house in Yanjin, Yunnan province, in December, CCTV reported.

Two of the suspects are brothers who told police they were hunting for an animal that killed their goat.

On finding the creature in a tree, they shot at it and found the falling animal to be a giant panda. When the injured panda climbed another tree, they shot at it again, causing its death.

The account was confirmed to another Chinese journalist by the Yunnan Forestry Bureau.

DNA tests revealed the panda was an adult female, CCTV said.

The grisly case provoked strong reactions on social media.

“How can people be so heartless towards such adorable animals?” asked Sina Weibo user, Jiwuge.

However, Netease user Xiazi said: “Without the existence of buyers there would not be this killing.”

There are only about 1,800 wild pandas left in China, CCTV said.

Julia Zhou and Alastair Jamieson contributed to this report.


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I began writing Elle's Adventure in China (EACh) in June 2014 as a fun summer project, but as obstacles kept interfering with my plans, I forked and forked more options. I took writing this novel much more seriously in mid-July, and want to have it officially published someday in my lifetime. As many artists put their hearts into their projects, so do I. I did not start out liking to read, but a professor suggested a book for me for homework a few years ago, and it was an amazing book. Since then, I read for pleasure, and I hope my novel, Elle's Adventure in China, does the same for as many of you as possible. The same thing goes to writing. I did not like to write until I took a course where the professor and papers made me love to write. I hope every one of you find what makes you happy and dedicated to work. In May 2015, I started my other blog, Read and Write Here (R&WH), as a place to post other things that aren't China- and Chinese culture-related and not EACh. I share some of my memories and experiences from student teaching, irregular participation in Daily Prompts, etc. I'd like to have regular people and bloggers to write book reviews and post it on R&WH someday. Keep reading and writing!

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