Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I'm Glad We've Got Our Food Issues and Not China's

I was complaining the other day about one aspect of how our attitudes towards food have been changing. At least we're not eating pangolin's and other endangered species. I'm baffled at what cultural notions inspire this habit but I'm just glad our problems are happy meals and not endangered species. China should do more to crack down on these markets. I'd also suggest a public education campaign, though I'm very sceptical as to how much influence those have.


  1. Flood the market with fake pangolin until its not profitable to poach anymore?

    Dude, I don't know.

  2. I don't think there are any good ideas on this one. Cultural change is hard. The only thing that really works is to keep talking/writing about it, get other people to talk about it, and keep doing it till things change. Question is if it will be anywhere near fast enough.

  3. Though you did get me wondering if there is money to be made in the faux pangolin market. Maybe it would be possible to branch out into faux shark fin and tiger penis.