Friday, May 6, 2016

Protect the Pangolins! | AddUp — Take Action

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Pangolins are the most-poached animal on Earth.

The Fish & Wildlife Service has received a request to protect seven species of pangolins under the Endangered Species Act. Add your name and speak out for endangered wildlife conservation by May 13th.

Pangolins are relatively gentle, roaming around for food on two legs and rolling into a ball when threatened. Poachers love pangolins -- their scales and meat command big prices on the illegal wildlife market.

Not many people know about pangolins, even as they disappear from the Earth at a rate of 100,000 per year.1 Pangolins aren't on the Big 5; they're not in our childhood stories; they're not on TV cartoons. They could go extinct before we realize they exist.