Pangolins are the most trafficked animal on Earth right now, and recently many bags containing pangolins and turtles were found in a basement in Vietnam. Over 100 animals were wrapped up and ready to be sold as medicine and meat to the highest bidder. The perpetators of this crime haven't been located yet but I'm glad that the animals were safely found and rescued before that could happen to them.
Pangolins are endangered and many people believe that they have medicinal properties. They're also eaten as delicacies. Many activists have hoped that the "Niffler" in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them might help raise awareness about the shy pangolin, which looks a lot like a Niffler.
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