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November 13, 2018 - TIME

China Has Postponed Lifting a Ban on Trading Tiger and Rhino Parts for Medicine

China Has Postponed Lifting a Ban on Trading Tiger and Rhino Parts for Medicine
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China is postponing its decision to allow trading in tiger and rhinoceros parts a bare two weeks after the easing of the ban had raised fears the country was giving legal cover to poaching and smuggling of endangered wildlife.

The traditional medicinal uses of tiger bone and rhino horn have continued despite no proof of their effectiveness and the decreasing wild populations. China has also long tolerated the farming of tigers and the semi-legal sale of their parts.



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