Why do the Chinese eat Pangolin?



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    The illegal Pangolin meat is thought to be a delicacy, and is said to help breast-feeding mothers.  Check out the citation for more details.

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    Pangolin is a small mammal covered in scales. It is a commonly hunted animal in China for a few reasons. It is a grourmet meal, with meat selling for $100 per kilogram (in 2005). Even if one does not like its taste, a rich person may serve it to showcase his wealth. Pangolins are also believed to have healing powers. Their scales can cure swelling, encourage blood circulation, and help mothers produce milk; or so people believe. 

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