Sunday, 4 December 2011

China's Charm Offensive Panda's

Following on from the flying panda visions posted on our other blog. The panda's have arrived in Scotland.

She said: "To introduce the pandas into the equation is not only a backwards step in terms of conservation and ethics, but the cost that comes with them means that the zoo is putting extra pressure on their finances when they should be focusing on ensuring they meet the most basic standards for the animals already there.

"In short, it doesn't bode well."
Campaign group Free Tibet said the deal was part of China's "charm offensive" on the west.

Director Stephanie Brigden added: "Initiatives like the loan of these two pandas represent Chinese state efforts to extend its reach and influence the British media and public."

Born in 2003, Tian Tian (meaning "sweetie") and Yang Guang (meaning "sunshine") will be under custodianship of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS).

More animals in captivity.

Original vision and message posts connected to the panda's. 


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