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Customs hear small cries for help from plastic bags — make horrible discovery in man’s basement1m22s

Customs hear small cries for help from plastic bags — make horrible discovery in man’s basement

Pangolins are the world's most trafficked mammal, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and are targeted for their meat and for use in traditional Chinese medicine. Poached pangolins, also known as ‘scaly anteaters’, have unfortunate fate and have been hunted from the wild, upholding a thriving trade primarily in China and Vietnam, that continues to supply chefs with the animal’s meat. Thirty-two pangolins were found and rescued after a dramatic chase. These animals were found tied up in tight nets and plastic bags, struggling for air and space, with no access to food or water. It took a while to take them out, as they were found covered by their own poop and urine. All of them managed to survive these harrowing conditions and are were brought back to the center alive. When transported some had to share a box, but they all look strong and made it alive. Pangolins have large, protective keratin scales covering their skin, and they are the only known mammals with this feature. They live in hollow trees or burrows, depending on the species. Pangolins are nocturnal, and their diet consists of mainly ants and termites which they capture using their long tongues. Unfortunately, scenes like these are common. In fact, pangolins are the most trafficked mammals in the worldthe most trafficked mammals in the world, with populations rapidly declining due to a growing demand for their meat and scales. The species are the only mammals completely covered in scales, which provides them an effective defense against all their predators except humans. It is estimated that more than one million pangolins have been taken from the wild and illegally traded over the past decade alone.

Rescuing new 113 confiscated pangolins!2m42s

Rescuing new 113 confiscated pangolins!

It is so sad to see what these 113 Pangolins went through. As many as 118 Pangolins were transported from Laos's border to northern Vietnam. The amount of suffering they have gone through is ridiculous. Each and every one of them was stuffed in tire bags and they had no access to food or water. Luckily SVW was there to save them right away. They were carefully removed from the suffocating tire bags and were put into wooden boxes where they were then immediately sent to safety. Not all of them survived as they were forced by traders. If you are interested in pangolins, check out this book to learn a lot more about these amazing animals. There are now 139 pangolins that are currently being kept at SVW. They need lots of human resources and 35kg of food everyday. $10: will help us buy a kg of food to feed our pangolins. Please support SVW to take care and return these pangolins back into the wild: http://savevietnamswildlife.org/support-us/donate/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/save.vietnams.wildlife/?fref=nf

Hundreds of pangolins were confiscated and now rescued by Save Vietnam's Wildlife.5m09s

Hundreds of pangolins were confiscated and now rescued by Save Vietnam's Wildlife.

Hundreds of pangolins were confiscated and now rescued by Save Vietnam's Wildlife. Animal cruelty at its finest in this video. You can see hundreds of pangolins tied up in some kind of green net. Good thing the rescuers got there in time to rescue them or who knows what would have happened with these poor animals. Some times all you need is good and kind people to do something incredibly nice like this and make the world a better place.