The message of the plight of the worlds wild animals needs to get to the people of China themselves. They need to see the horror for themselves. Media/news/ is restricted and censored, so sensitive issues and world wide pressures are repressed. More direct exposure directly to the people is needed. Lets hope this can be achieved.
China’s State Forestry Administration said in a statement posted on its website that it would “temporarily prohibit” trophy imports until Oct. 15, 2016 and “suspend the acceptance of relevant administrative permits”.
Chinese media quoted the “relevant SFA official” as saying the temporary suspension was designed to give authorities time to evaluate its effectiveness, and possibly take further, more effective measures in future.
Are they feeling the pressure from the rest of the world? Are they serious about trying to make a difference? What good does a year do?
Pardon the skepticism, but let’s look at China’s track record.
“In 2002, China was the principal driver of the illegal trade and made very few seizures,” said Tom Milliken, director of eastern and southern African operations for Traffic, which monitors the trade and advises Cites.
In 2008 South Africa initiated a one-off sale of stored ivory…
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