Farmers accidentally kill panda, many in custody

Farmers accidentally kill panda, many in custody

Local police have encountered illegal panda poaching in Yunan. So far 10 suspicious people have been taken into custody in relation to buying panda fur and meat. Two sheep farming brothers went to the mountains to investigate who or what had been killing their sheep, but accidentally ended up killing a panda. Chinese netizens are divided, some think that so much money shouldn’t be spent to protect the pandas, while others are outraged that anybody would kill such a cute animal.

Source: Netease

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  • oh hell naw

  • Amused

    “accidentally”. My ass.

  • Bruce Wayne

    “Chinese netizens are divided, some think that so much money shouldn’t be spent to protect the pandas”
    I’m very sympathetic to taxpayers, but give pandas a break. They are already endangered, and in the eyes of the West, China doesn’t have a great rep when it comes to animal and environment protection.

  • risotto

    That’s terrible. I’m not familiar with China’s laws with regards to pandas–I read somewhere killing one is grounds for execution, but that seems hyperbolic. Does anyone know?

  • Super Bunny!

    everybody loves panda.

  • bujiebuke

    I’m sure the panda bear just happened to step in between the man and his machete while he was swinging it in full force. These kinds of accidents happen all the time…

  • Toasty

    I pity anyone who messes with pandas in China, it’s not going to end well for them. They really love their pandas!

    When I first came to China, myself and my classmates made our teacher cry by telling her “in America there is a secret panda breading place, started from the pandas in San Diego zoo. It’s been so successful that there are now too many so they now eat them. You can even get panda burgers in McDonald’s.” Looking back on it now it seems kind of cruel, but does prove that they really love their pandas.

    I think it started when she came out with some bs about how pandas our the greatest animal in the world and how all other countries are jealous of China because of the pandas. So we simple responded with some bs of our own.

    • donscarletti

      Chinese maintain that there is empirical evidence that the panda is the cutest animal in the world. As an Australian, my claim is that even if pandas were cuter than koalas, we have 1000 wild koalas for every wild panda, so gross national cuteness is far higher in Australia. Koala numbers have been declining recently too, but nothing compared to pandas.

  • Bruce Wayne

    Yeah, I gotta admit, how do pandas, sloths, fainting goats, etc. survive the laws of nature, i.e. survival of the fittest and evolution.

  • helsic

    hypocrite people! let’s save Pandas because are cute and let’s eat whatever else moves!