Wild meat sold openly at Stung Treng market

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that genius wrote: Mon May 14, 2018 3:31 pm Is there a comprehensive list of ALL endangered animals?

Birds
Reptiles
Mammals

etc?
I don't know. What I'd usually do is try to identify the species and then check its status, and if possible historical range. So while Leopards, for example, are only considered "vulnerable", they only exist in 25% of their previous range and are close to extinction in Cambodia.

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Thanks, JB, but I meant a list of endangered species only for Cambodia

I found this, but no downloadable list:

https://cambodia.panda.org/projects_and_ ... s/mammals/

Maybe I'll contact Wildaid
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In related news

"Rangers find 109,217 snares in a single park in Cambodia"

"Killed animals aren’t necessarily going to feed local families, either, but are usually headed to large markets in cities to feed Asia’s growing middle and upper classes."

https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... ants-saola
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I once had lunch with some arsehole who served swan. A real wannabe, kept on telling me how expensive it was.

I told him I was vegetarian to be polite, he was too stupid to think about the pork ribs I had eaten.
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If endangered animal meat was marketed as a luxury, top - of - line product and made very very expensive, a portion of the proceeds could be funneled back to research into breeding that species in captivity. I suggested this idea to my Chinese wife in the form of Panda Burgers but she just acted all outraged. I personally would splurge on a Panda Burger and I'm sure many Chinese would as well.
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God damn snares cause so much indiscriminate suffering. Cruel way for an animal to die.
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