Panda hunters caught in China

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Ten people have been held in China on suspicion of hunting a panda to sell its fur and meat.

The adult female panda was shot dead by two brothers in Zhaotong of China. Police discovered the panda’s skin and 9.75 kg of meat in a raid in December.

Panda’s are seen as a national  treasure and so poaching of the endangered animals is rare.

One Chinese man said, “To the Chinese, giant panda is more than an animal. It’s a spiritual symbol. The case needs to be dealt with severely to stop any further incidents like this.”

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature lists giant pandas as endangered. In 2014, there were only 1,864 wild pandas left in China.

The two hunters and one person who bought the panda meat were all those arrested. Hunting pandas can lead to a 10-year sentence life imprisonment or even a death sentence.

22 Responses

  1. why are they killing panda’s i love panda’s and panda’s do not deserve to be killed to sell there meat or there fur 🙁 p.s lucky those hunters got arrested

  2. that is one of the most sad-est thing ever :[ and panda’s are endangered!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. their killing pandas! Pandas are my favorite animal and it is cruel. why would they do such a thing!!!

  4. Pandas are awesome and its not fair that they are getting kiled for nothing and their endangered 🙁

    Meany beanys!!!!!!!!!

  5. That is a rellef that they got caught they would have killed more pandas if they hadden’t caught them lets hope they learn their lesson

  6. people are evil we wrecked NZ thats why this stuck up people are rude mean nasty and have no respect for animals we stole NZ from animals

  7. I don’t know about u but I HATE poachers! Poachers kill off animals that are rare just for things we don’t need: meat , horns and fur. OMG there is so few pandas in the wild they are so selfish! Don’t they know that animals have lives and feeling?

  8. Those people should be charged for what they have done! there is no point of killing these helpless creatures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  9. I don’t know about all of you guys but I HATE POACHERS they like to kill animals that are very special to the world.
    I love pandas why would people kill them??

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