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Saiga Horn "medicine" on eBay
Old 08-08-2010

I never thought I would find this, but unfortunately someone is trying to sell Saiga horn "medicine" on eBay. Evidently, this guy has a lot to sell too with offers like "Buy 5 get 1 free." I've reported it to eBay. Normally, I wouldn't do this but if anyone out there with an eBay account could do the same it might make a huge difference. Here is the link to the ad. Hopefully it won't be working by the time you see it.

Antelope Horn Pill Reduces Cough, Lung & Pharynx Heat - eBay (item 290456074186 end time Aug-19-10 04:42:45 PDT)
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Unfortunately, it's still there. I don't have an account or else I'd report it too.
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Chinese customs officials seize thousands of dead pangolins | Environment | guardian.co.uk

Article about animal trade in China, mainly about tons of pangolins but also mentions 8000 saiga horns being seized. Depressing reading.
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That photo is also terribly depressing.



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Old 08-08-2010

I have also reported the item on E bay lets just see what happens but don't hold your breathe
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Old 27-08-2010

This is an outrage!
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Old 27-08-2010

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I have also reported the item on E bay lets just see what happens but don't hold your breathe
That is not too OK. The only thing that does/ would work is to report the whole thing direct to TRAFFIC so they can investigate the source ... and direct wildlife enforcement authorities to act upon these illegal activities and prosecute the culprits/traders.

I have posted this item to the relevant TRAFFIC authorities (International, Regional Office North America, Regional Office East Asia and P.R. China Office). That will put them on track of the saiga horn people ...

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Old 27-08-2010

Let's hope that works. I reported every item I could find containing Saiga horn when I first posted this and nothing has been done yet.
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Old 05-09-2010

Have reported it too.
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Old 07-09-2010

Is it still up on E-Bay. If so a major complaint to a newspaper should do it.

I did alert the relevant international authorities and they contacted E-Bay on the double. They full well know it is illegal to sell and they have a code. I am surprised it is still up, if it is ...
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Old 07-09-2010

It looks like it's still up.
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Old 08-05-2013

This makes me want to cry because saigas are my favorite animals, I would also report this if i had an account on Ebay
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Old 08-05-2013

Since this was brought up again, I checked on eBay and thankfully found nothing. That said, a quick Google search turned up these sellers.

Antelope's Horn (ling yang jiao)
Ling Yang Jiao (Antelope Horn) - Chinese Herbal Medicine | Yin Yang House
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Old 11-05-2013

Saigas are in a lot of danger because of poaching for there horns for traditional chinese medicine, and because of this there numbers are heavily declining, there is a need for Ex-Situ conservation for this species, saigas can really benefit from captive breeding programs, even the Antelope and Giraffe TAG was saying that there is a need for Ex-Situ conservation, but the only problem is that Saigas are very difficult to care for in captivity so that is what is holding Ex-situ conservation for saigas back as far as I am aware
 


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