China: "Hey, let's have people pay us to shoot endangered species!"

"Visitors to China will be allowed to hunt an array of weird and wonderful wild animals, including endangered species, if they secure a hunting licence in an auction at the weekend," reports The Independent.

The Guardian, meanwhile, presents the following list of the prices on certain species' heads:

  • Wild yak: $40,000
  • Argali: $10,000
  • Red deer: $6,000
  • Blue sheep (bhanal): $2,500
  • Wolf: $200

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