As far as “Fuck You”s to the environment, biodiversity, and endangered species go, this one is pretty spectacular: Fill a boat with 11 tons of illegal endangered/threatened Pangolins (click on the name for my blog post for World Pangolin Day recently), and crash it into a protected coral reef in the Phillipines. Well done, my Chinese “fisherman” friends. Well done indeed. The earth should be getting the message loud and clear now.
Fuck you too, Humans, it probably says to us all.
The photo isn’t from the boat—I don’t think—but it illustrates the nature of the problem.
[UPDATE: The above photo is from 2011, when Indonesian officials caught another haul of pangolins being smuggled there, and burned all the poor carcasses.]
What did the poor Pangolins ever do to us humans to deserve such a fate?
“Hey, Fuck You, Pangolin! Go Fuck Yourself!” – says Homo sapiens