Stop Using Endangered Snow Leopards in Chinese Medicine

  • by: Animal Advocates
  • target: Ministry of Finance International Department -Director General Mr. Xiaosong Zheng, Deputy Director Ms. Jiandi Ye

The endangered Snow leopard is a semi-large cat living in the snowy mountains of Central Asia. It has been included in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species since 1972, and has been placed in Appendix I in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. The total mature breeding population is less than 2,500.

Bones from the endangered Snow leopard is used in traditional Chinese medicine. When bones from the like ways endangered Tiger grew harder to obtain, bones from the Snow leopard became popular as a substitute which placed an even harder strain on the already diminished Snow leopard population. The endangered Snow leopard is hunted to provide bones for the regional markets as well as for international trade.

We ask the Chinese government to support alternative medicines that do not include the use of endangered animals.

SOURCE: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/snowleopard/endangered.php

Mr. Xiaosong Zheng
Director General
Ministry of Finance - International Department
Sanlihe Xicheng District
Beijing - 100820
China
Tel: + 8610 6855 1122
Fax: + 8610 6855 1125
EMail: xs.zheng@mof.gov.cn

Ms. Jiandi Ye
Deputy Director
Ministry of Finance
IFI Division III International Department San Li He St. Xichengqu
Beijing - 100820
China
Tel: + 86 10 6855-1171
Fax: + 86 10 6855 1125
EMail: jdye@mof.gov.cn

The endangered Snow leopard is a semi-large cat living in the snowy mountains of Central Asia. It has been included in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species since 1972, and has been placed in Appendix I in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. The total mature breeding population is less than 2,500.









Bones from the endangered Snow leopard is used in traditional Chinese medicine. When bones from the like ways endangered Tiger grew harder to obtain, bones from the Snow leopard became popular as a substitute which placed an even harder strain on the already diminished Snow leopard population. The endangered Snow leopard is hunted to provide bones for the regional markets as well as for international trade.









We ask the Chinese government to support alternative medicines that do not include the use of endangered animals.

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