Myanmar’s Elephants Under Threat due to Chinese Desire for ‘Blood Beads’

The trader who sells online wants the customers to know that the elephant was killed quickly, with fresh blood still inside its veins. The man holds two layers of hardened and dried fat in front of a light to display the rich blood-red color, and circles mark where he will sever spheres and turn them into beads. These beads are then used to make bracelets. Aung Myo Chit, the country coordinator at Smithsonian institution in Myanmar, told 7.30 that it […]

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