Pickle Nicol‚ the bear adopted by Lesley Nicol, who plays Mrs Patmore in the television series Downton Abbey, puts its paws on the cage bars at the Nanning bear farm in China. Photo: Red Door News Pickle Nicol‚ the bear adopted by Lesley Nicol, who plays Mrs Patmore in the television series Downton Abbey, puts its paws on the cage bars at the Nanning bear farm in China. Photo: Red Door News
Pickle Nicol‚ the bear adopted by Lesley Nicol, who plays Mrs Patmore in the television series Downton Abbey, puts its paws on the cage bars at the Nanning bear farm in China. Photo: Red Door News

Making a killing from killing: Chinese activists fear revision of wildlife protection law will only increase abuse of animals

Critics say existing wildlife protection law has helped poaching and trade in wild animals grow in mainland popularity as industry take advantage of legal loopholes

Pickle Nicol‚ the bear adopted by Lesley Nicol, who plays Mrs Patmore in the television series Downton Abbey, puts its paws on the cage bars at the Nanning bear farm in China. Photo: Red Door News Pickle Nicol‚ the bear adopted by Lesley Nicol, who plays Mrs Patmore in the television series Downton Abbey, puts its paws on the cage bars at the Nanning bear farm in China. Photo: Red Door News
Pickle Nicol‚ the bear adopted by Lesley Nicol, who plays Mrs Patmore in the television series Downton Abbey, puts its paws on the cage bars at the Nanning bear farm in China. Photo: Red Door News
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