Pangolins, whose scales are used in traditional Chinese medicine, are believed to be the world’s most trafficked mammals. Photo: Steve Pheby

‘15,000 pangolins slaughtered’ for 7 tonnes of scales seized in China

Customs officials intercept three hauls since July of the endangered mammals, which are protected but are prized for their scales, meat and blood

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Pangolins, whose scales are used in traditional Chinese medicine, are believed to be the world’s most trafficked mammals. Photo: Steve Pheby
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