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My (animal) Kingdom for a Horse… or bull

Many alternative medicines use parts from various animals, regardless of their actual effectiveness. They are also used for childish magic rituals. Unfortunately, that means that pseudoscience is being funded at the expense of animals who are rapidly becoming extinct as a result. Continue reading

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The Orange and Black Market

The illegal trade in wildlife parts is now worth 10 billion dollars a year, making it the third most valuable illegal commodity in the world, following drugs and weapons. On the Chinese calendar, the next Year of the Tiger is … Continue reading

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