Folklore medicine harms animals around the world

OlympiaAugust 7, 2013 

I read the article on Chinese medicine and feel it missed the mark. The Chinese (and Asians as a whole) use more than a few herbs to treat various medical conditions. Bear claws where the bear is slaughtered for its claws and feet. Rhino horn, shark fin, various testes, etc.

While a few herbs sounds harmless enough, folklore medicine should be condemned for what it does to animal populations the world over.

I would guess that the reason there weren’t any jars of powdered yak gall bladder is that those items cannot be imported due to international and national laws against their importation.

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