Chris Davis|New York Journal
The worldwide effort to save the magnificent African elephant from being butchered into extinction is a complex war with many fronts. While experts continually sound an urgent alarm that more has to be done and quicker, every little bit still helps.
Responding to an onslaught from conservation groups, the US Fish and Wildlife Service today said that Endangered Species Act protections may be warranted — emphasis on "may" — for seven species of pangolin, those other-worldly-looking armadillo-like mammals prized for their scales (and meat) and have the dubious distinction of being one of the most sought-after and poached wild animals in the world.
One of the best of many great lines in the movie My Cousin Vinny comes when New Yorkers Vinny Gambini and his girlfriend Mona Lisa Vito first arrive in the small rural Alabama town where the story takes place. Looking around at a setting that makes Mayberry RFD look like a metropolis, Mona Lisa says: "I bet they don't got Chinese here."
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