Stop the Poaching of Critically Endangered Pangolins


Target: Xi Jinping, President of China, and Truong Tan Sang, President of Vietnam

Goal: End the illegal poaching of critically endangered pangolins for their scales and meat

Poachers continue to illegally hunt pangolins even though they have been listed as a critically endangered species. As the world’s only mammal with scales, the pangolin’s meat and scales can be found on the black market. In Vietnam and China, pangolin meat is sold as an expensive delicacy in restaurants and as an ingredient in Asian medicine.

Placed on the International Union of Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species, pangolins could face extinction if this rampant poaching continues. As pangolin populations steadily decrease throughout Southeast Asia, illegal poaching has spread to Africa to meet China and Vietnam’s demand for the rare animal.

Over a million pangolins have been traded illegally in the last ten years. The armored insect-eater has become the most heavily trafficked wild mammal in the world. Without a chance to repopulate, this endangered creature is on the brink of extinction.

As a status symbol, wealthy men in China and Vietnam will go to a restaurant and order pangolin meat because it is the most expensive item on the menu. Pangolin scales are often sold for their claimed medicinal effects. Unless we take steps to protect this critically endangered species, we could wipe them out of existence.

By signing the petition below you will help urge the President of China, Xi Jinping, and the President of Vietnam, Truong Tan Sang, to stop the poaching and purchasing of the endangered pangolin.


Dear President Xi Jinping and President Truong Tan Sang,

The illegal poaching of critically endangered pangolins cannot continue to exist. Pangolins are running the risk of extinction because people in your countries demand to eat them or use them as medicinal ingredients. End the poaching of pangolins before we wipe them out of existence.

Endangered pangolins require protection from poachers while given a chance to repopulate their dwindling numbers. Awareness campaigns in your countries would inform people about the negative aspects of eating endangered species. By providing protected habitats and conservations, you will give the pangolin a chance to survive.

Do not allow the greed of poachers to condemn an entire species to death. Do not become responsible for the extinction of the pangolin because the people in your country ate the remaining survivors. Enforce laws to protect the critically endangered pangolin and raise awareness in your countries to keep our scaly friend off the menu.


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Photo credit: Valerius Tygart via Wikimedia Commons

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  1. Piyush Advani says:

    The Chinese believe the scales have medicinal properties…Truly backward people they are.
    I hope the US or India nuke them before they kill every living being on earth.

  2. Debra Diana says:

    What is wrong with these f…ing countries. They do not care about any creature. They will pay in the end. But it is extremely heart breaking about all the animals that will suffer and die in the meantime.

  3. Rita Grahn says:

    Why can’t these orientals be more civilized?

  4. These are the same people who raise dogs on farms for the purpose of eating them. It is just disgraceful the way these uneducated morons eat anything that moves.

  5. I hope all the people on here who are saying “how awful these people are, killing every creature for food, etc.” Are either vegan or vegetarian. Because if not you’re all very hypocritical. In America we eat cows,pigs,chickens,fish, and many more with no thought to what it is when it’s on your plate. All these suffer just as much as the pangolins and every living being on this earth. Just saying. -your fellow vegan

    • Agreed! I love animals. I despise the mistreatment and slaughter of any animal. But I also despise the generalization of people as uneducated and uncivilized. Why not focus on the issue and lay off insulting whole groups of people. We only alienate one another and block the path to a more enlightened and safe future for every living being on this planet.

  6. China strikes again!!!

  7. Bryan Craig says:

    F…g chinks so ignorant why the hell do we keep buying their crap. And our governments just as ignorant .When we sign economic ties these problems should be at the forefront of any negotiations. So when I see earthquakes and typhoons in China ask me if I care. These have always been and always be barbaric counties. So as far as I care they can all go F..K themselves.

  8. eibhrin nihardin says:

    china sickens me its not so much the people because often they have no choice such as the beating to death of pets in the street in front of their owners.this goverement cannot do a simple thing such as vaccinate all dogs for rabiesthey prefer to be primitive and brutal.robotic goverement that hates its own people

  9. ravinder singh says:

    Let china know they aref.. Bas…


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