April 2006 Archives

Updating a past post eating amphibians: canned frogs and salamander feasts to fight SARS, Yahoo! News had sent me a link to an AP article stating that China was starting to reduce it's consumption of exotic animals such as the Chinese Giant Salamander, Andrias davidianus. The article, http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060418/ap_on_re_as/china_eating_wildlife_3, generally states that there are reductions in amount of exotic animals sold in open markets, although one fact, that many grocery stores are now carrying exotic animal products, still gives me plenty of reason to worry about the longterm fate of this animal.

I've had a draft of this post since 2006 and never posted it. Yesterday I came across a website affiliated with the East Brunswick Environmental Commission detailing their local salamander migration. So, I decided to go ahead and publish this post and follow up, when I get the chance, on what's happening with these events/happenings.