9,000â€“20,000 bears are estimated to be bread and kept in cages in China for bile production in 2013. Raw bile can sell for as much as u.s. $24,000 a kilogram, approximately half the price of gold.
10,000 red pandas exist in the wild today, declining at a rate greater than 10% over the next 3 generations. Their decline is due largly to poaching for their furs.
2,500â€“5,000 snow leopards Snow Leopards are estimated to be alive on the planet. 1,000 pelts were exported out of Asia and Russia each year around the 1920â€™s. Today one full snow leopard skeleton can be sold for US $10,000.
5,000 takin are estimated to exist in the wild. The Takin population is estimated to decline 30% in the next 3 generations due to over-hunting and habitat loss.
A commentary on the violence of human beings done to their own kind, compared to the loyalty and innocent love animals freely give.