An investigation will begin in China (where else) after online images were found showing local officials enjoying a banquet of meat from pangolins – the most trafficked animal in the world.
Pangolin meat is regarded as a delicacy in China, and extravagant feasts are common to show great hospitality.
are now very rare in Asia and are being wiped out in Africa to satisfy
the demand in China for the meat as a luxury and the scales for Chinese
medicine. Animals are often kept alive and have the scales ripped off
them as needed.