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Today is the day folks that we celebrate the most trafficked animal in the world. Sad right? Have we all come across pangolins? Have you seen them on the internet? Have you seen them in person? Maybe? Maybe not? Pangolins my dear friends are the scaly ant eating legends with long nails. I hope that I have given you a rough idea about what they look like.

Why do these animals get trafficked? Well, I’ll tell you just like any other trafficked animal; their scales are used by the Chinese to make ‘medicine’. Today as we celebrate these animals that are desperately in need of help from all of us as a planet. we need to tell everyone who will listen why we need to change the mindset of all these people.

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Of the 100% trafficked animals, pangolins make the 20%. Now, i just wonder… How many people who have bought medicine made from the scales of these animals have been healed? They are now accused of being responsible for carrying the corona virus. I wonder if this disease will save them from being used to make medicine and will stop their trafficking? Only time will tell. We at the Traveling Mindset value all animals and we will continue to tell everyone about the importance of biodiversity.

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Barbara Michoma,

The Traveling Mindset.

Published by Barbara Michoma

I am a tour operator in Kenya. I have a degree in Tourism Management and I have my own company known as The Traveling mindset Limited which is centered on giving people a chance to experience the world in a sustainable way. I am extremely passionate about climate change, human rights, sustainable tourism, accessible tourism and meeting new people and giving them unforgettable experiences. For fun I play hockey and read all kinds of books. I have two dogs and I love animals very much. My all time hobby though, is writing and sharing my thoughts with the world.

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