Spotted seals are nationally protected animals in China but they are attractive to poachers because of their use in Chinese traditional medicine, as well as the demand for exhibit animals in aquariums. Photo: AP

Police find 100 baby seals hidden in remote Chinese farm - 38 have died

  • Death toll for 100 spotted seal pups found at poultry farm rises to 38
  • Females and babies are a new target, thanks to demand from China’s aquariums
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Spotted seals are nationally protected animals in China but they are attractive to poachers because of their use in Chinese traditional medicine, as well as the demand for exhibit animals in aquariums. Photo: AP
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