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The weight of public opinion

Nearly every one of us has asked him or herself at one point if we, the voices of public opinion, do actually have a voice. The following article is a clear example that the more we voice our opinion, the greater the likelihood it’s heard and taken into account resulting in positive change.

This article means hope for God’s creatures in the wild as a result of the compassion of thousands of individuals.

Last Friday China postponed an auction that would have allowed foreign companies to bid for licenses to hunt 289 wild animals from 14 different species, ranging from about US$200 for a wolf, the only carnivore on the list, to as much as US$40,000 for a yak.

The reason for the postponed action was the negative response from Internet users reacting beyond expectation.

According to Wang Wei, an official from the State Forestry Association (SFA) and the auction's organizer, the goal of the auction was to protect the environment, and that endangered species were not under the hammer.

To read the full article please visit http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/

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