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Myanmar's elephants slaughtering: Nature group | Health
A burgeoning online bullskin store in China threatens the lives of nearby Myanmar's wildlife as the number of poachers increases to satisfy demands, environmentalists cautioned on Tuesday. Burma has observed with concern how the number of killed bulls in the woods of country´s increases each year, with many accusing the trades in the hiding places of mammal´s
Most of the product markets are in China, where viscous skins are crushed and used to cure gastric or dermatological diseases or marketed as jewelry in the shape of blood-red pearls and charms. More and more articles are being promoted and distributed on the web, according to the British charitable organisation Elephant Family, which outlines the results in a new survey entitled "Skinned":
There is a rising demand for Asiatic bulls". In contrast to the illegal hunting on ivories, the fur market in the case of 11th century elefants does not distinguish between sex and age. "That means no bull is safe," said the current nature protection officer Belinda Stewart-Cox. "Too many Myanmar lost too many bulls too fast."
The family supervised several web fora and interact with retailers - without making any shopping - to find out more about the delivery chains. Of the eleven online vendors who knew the origins of the drug, nine quoted Myanmar and two Laos. A Chinese resident retailer claiming to have "invented" pearls of bull's skins said she sourced the materials from a Myanmar frontier city and called procurement "long-term and uninterrupted," the story goes.
About 2,000 feral animals are expected to remain in Myanmar, the second biggest populace in the area after Thailand. However, a combi-nation of poor supervision and unlawful frontier areas beyond federal rule has made Myanmar an important crossroads in worldwide animal-trading. There were 59 cadavers found in the great outdoors last year, a leap of four in 2010, according to statistic from the state.
Whilst the NGO said it was difficult to establish with confidence whether the increase in shipments of dermatological products is directly related to the increase in the number of poachers, the increase in the number of poachers leaving few other explanation. Scientists also document the selling of powdered Chinese elephant hide through Chinese medicines and pharmaceuticals and it is not clear whether the products contain either Arabian or Asiatic bulls.