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Endangered Species-Friendly TCM Labelling Scheme 2 March , 2007

Posted by eugene in 5 Support Local Initiatives & Groups, 6 Use Rights as Citizens & Consumers.
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A voluntary labelling scheme was launched yesterday by the Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (Acres) and the Singapore TCM Organisations Committee (STOC). The “Endangered Species-Friendly TCM Label” will cover three endangered species – bears, rhinoceroses and tigers. By placing the red-coloured label at their shop entrance, TCM companies committ to not sell such products. Great work by Acres!

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What’s that red label in the TCM shop?
Todayonline March 2, 2007
by Gracia Chiang

BY THE end of this month, the public will be able to tell if a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) shop is selling endangered species products. Under a new voluntary labelling scheme launched yesterday, shops committed to not selling such products will place the red-coloured label (picture) at their entrance.

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