Feel good Friday! The other day China announced that they have upgraded pangolins to the highest protection status (same as pandas!) and removed their scales from the list of traditional medicines.
This is a massive step for pangolins and their conservation! Though we still have a long way to go and we still need to be vigilant this is some awesome news.
As someone with Chinese heritage I haven’t always agreed with traditional medicines and this makes me so glad to see that with time and science we can change things whilst also being respectful. Please remember that these traditions take some time for people to be willing to change and that disagreeing with traditional medicines are not an excuse for racist comments.
Let’s celebrate! Tell me your favourite pangolin fact in the comments!