Thursday, February 24, 2011

Rare Animals That Still On consumption

Endangered animals often end up as food for humans for reasons such as cultural convention, traditional medicine, economic necessity, or pure arrogance.

1. Chinese Giant Salamander

These amphibious animals including endangered animals, but they are still commonly found on dinner plates. Chinese Giant Salamander, which is the largest amphibian in the world, it is one of delicacy in China and became the target of poaching.

2. simpanse/Gorillas

gorilla meat
Consumption of meat that comes from the great apes such as chimpanzees and mountain gorillas, is a cultural tradition in parts of Africa and is not seen as a problem. This species also suffered population decline due to deforestation and habitat loss.

3. Chinook Salmon

Chinook salmon, are found only in the Columbia River, the population continued to decline for years due to river damming, pollution and excessive fishing.

4. Bluefin Tuna

Bluefin tuna is a favorite fish for sushi in Japan, and although its status is very rare, are still commercially harvested and sold.

5. Deer caribou

Karibou deer in North America the population is dwindling.

6. Fin Whale

Japanese whaling in the claim for a study, but it is not. Hundreds of the fin whale is the canned ending.

7. African Forest Elephant

Elephant ivory is usually taken, but also the African forest elephants hunted for their meat. Weighing more than 5,000 pounds.

8. Green Turtle

Green turtles are hunted for, their skin and meat, too fat. Eggs and meat could be lezat.Kura food and turtles are still hunted in Indonesia and other countries in South Asia.

9. Fresh water dolphins

Freshwater dolphins - which are found in the Ganges, Indus and Amazon rivers - has a low natural population, the impact of pollution and poaching.

10. Gaurs

Gaur / Seladang, still wild relatives for cattle, is a threatened species found in South Asia.
Collection of wild still hunted for their meat.

11. Sharks

Sharks are hunted from the river Ganges taken its oil-rich nutrition. Dozens of other species in the entire world is threatened from the practice of taking shark fin, in which fishermen cut the fins of sharks alive before throwing the animal back into the water. The fins are dried and used to make soup in Asian restaurants.