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Stop the environmentally unviable practice of wildlife poaching, says Sabah Deputy CM


File photo of a pangolin carrying its baby in an Indonesian zoo. Pangolin scales – which are made of keratin, the same material as in human finger nails – are in high demand for traditional Chinese medicine to allegedly cure several ailments, although there is no scientific backing for these beliefs. — AP

File photo of a pangolin carrying its baby in an Indonesian zoo. Pangolin scales – which are made of keratin, the same material as in human finger nails – are in high demand for traditional Chinese medicine to allegedly cure several ailments, although there is no scientific backing for these beliefs. — AP

KOTA KINABALU: The recent discovery of RM8.4mil worth of protected pangolins and their body parts in a factory is a reality check for Sabah’s conservation efforts.

“I am devastated and saddened by the sheer volume of pangolins that have been mercilessly killed,” Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Christina Liew said on Monday (Feb 11).

   

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