We can eat anything with four legs, except the table
This popular Vietnamese saying seems to be getting awfully close to
reality. Conservationists fear that the illegal trade of animals might
put some species in the endangered list or even lead them to extinction.
According to Eric Coull, Greater Mekong representative for the World
Wildlife Fund (WWF), “The current levels of overexploitation for both
legal and illegal wildlife trade are widely considered to be the single
greatest threat to many species, over and above habitat loss and
degradation." Even though poaching and hunting of any animal without a
permit has been illegal since 1975 the law enforcement is weak and
smugglers are able to get false permits.
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A caged monkey, like the one in the article it’s one more victim who
suffers without any justification in the hands of humans. The eyes of
the monkey convey helplessness and fear, which victimizers cannot even
acknowledge because of their insensitivity or even worse, they perceive
it but don’t care. People who continue to eat animals in the US, when
reading this news, might become enraged just because it deals with
animals that in the US are not seen as food; however, these same people
fail to see the cruelty and suffering the farmed animals are subjected
to within our borders.
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