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    The Giant Panda is an endangered species, threatened by continued habitat loss and by a very low birthrate, both in the wild and in captivity.

    The Giant Panda has been a target for poaching by locals since ancient times, and by foreigners since it was introduced to the West. Starting in the 1930s, foreigners were unable to poach Giant Pandas in China because of the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Chinese Civil War, but pandas remained a source of soft furs for the locals. The population boom in China after 1949 created stress on the pandas' habitat, and the subsequent famines led to the increased hunting of wildlife, including pandas. During the Cultural Revolution, all studies and conservation activities on the pandas were stopped. After the Chinese economic reform, demand for panda skins from Hong Kong and Japan led to illegal poaching for the black market, acts generally ignored by the local officials at the time.
    Close up of a baby seven-month old panda cub in the Wolong Nature Reserve in Sichuan, China.

    Though the Wolong National Nature Reserve was set up by the PRC government in 1958 to save the declining panda population, few advances in the conservation of pandas were made, due to inexperience and insufficient knowledge of ecology. Many believed that the best way to save the pandas was to cage them. As a result, pandas were caged at any sign of decline, and suffered from terrible conditions. Because of pollution and destruction of their natural habitat, along with segregation due to caging, reproduction of wild pandas was severely limited. In the 1990s, however, several laws (including gun control and the removal of resident humans from the reserves) helped the chances of survival for pandas. With these renewed efforts and improved conservation methods, wild pandas have started to increase in numbers in some areas, even though they still are classified as a rare species.

    In 2006, scientists reported that the number of pandas living in the wild may have been underestimated at about 1,000. Previous population surveys had used conventional methods to estimate the size of the wild panda population, but using a new method that analyzes DNA from panda droppings, scientists believe that the wild panda population may be as large as 3,000. Although the species is still endangered, it is thought that the conservation efforts are working. As of 2006, there were 40 panda reserves in China, compared to just 13 reserves two decades ago.[5]

    The Giant Panda is among the world's most adored and protected rare animals, and is one of the few in the world whose natural inhabitant status was able to gain a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation. The Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries, located in the southwest Sichuan province and covering seven natural reserves, were inscribed onto the World Heritage List in 2009.[28][29]

    Not all conservationists agree that the money spent on conserving pandas is money well spent. Chris Packham has argued that breeding pandas in captivity is "pointless" because "there is not enough habitat left to sustain them", a point of view with which David Bellamy agrees, pointing out that even the WWF accepts that "there is no longer enough land for them to live on".[30] Packham argues that the money spent on pandas would be better spent elsewhere,[30] and has said that he would "eat the last panda if I could have all the money we have spent on panda conservation put back on the table for me to do more sensible things with."[31] He points out that "The panda is possibly one of the grossest wastes of conservation money in the last half century. The panda is, unfortunately, virtually unsavable. It lives in the most overpopulated country in the world, it feeds on plants when it ought to be eating partially meat, it transfers all sorts of nasty diseases among itself, it tastes nice and it's got a coat that looks good on someone's back".[31]
    Panda Express

    The Panda Restaurant Group, parent company of Panda Inn, Panda Express & Hibachi-San, was founded by Andrew and Peggy Cherng and Andrew's father, Master Chef Ming Tsai Cherng, all of whom used to live in the Yangzhou region of China's Jiangsu province.[4] They started their first Panda Inn restaurant in 1973 in Pasadena, California.

    In 1983, Donahue Schriber Real Estate, the manager of the Glendale Galleria, invited the Cherngs to develop a fast-food version of Panda Inn for the Galleria's food court, and Panda Express was born.[5] The chain has steadily expanded across the United States since then.

    In 2007, The Panda Restaurant Group had annual sales of over $1 billion and over 13,000 employees.[6]

    In 2008, Andrew Cherng and his wife, Peggy, were the recipients of the 2008 City of Angels Award, given by the LAX Coastal Area Chamber of Commerce,[7] for their contributions to the greater Los Angeles area.[8]

    Andrew Cherng '70 and his wife Peggy Tsiang Cherng '68 are alumni of Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas.

    With approximately 1,054[10] locations, it is the largest Chinese fast food restaurant chain in the United States. It is also one of the few fast-food chains in the United States to pay its employees significantly more than federal- and state-mandated minimum wages.[11]

    The company's highest revenue location, bringing in over US$4 million annually, is located at the Ala Moana Center food court in Honolulu, Hawaii
    How incredibly convenient. Don't you think?

    There is a direct correlation between the success of the Panda Express fast food enterprise and the number of Pandas in existence. This could mean 1 of 2 things - Panda Express is killing Pandas in an attempt to evoke sympathy from fast food eaters, thus increasing their profits; or pandas don't really exist at all. They were contrived from ancient Ming Dynasty artwork just like dragons. I mean, seriously, have you ever seen a Panda in real life? Coincidence? I think not



    [YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E63ExmhOk8g"]Animetronic Panda[/YOUTUBE]

    You can tell this is obviously animetronic. The muscles rippling underneath the skin do not coincide with actual muscle patterns observed in other bears. This is how this famous Sasquatch photograph was revealed as a hoax.


    Unfetter yourselves from the intoxicating deceit of Panda Express orange chicken!

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    You HATEr.

    don't hate the panda.

    Jack Blacknever did anything to hate you.

    !vive le panda!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    You HATEr.

    don't hate the panda.

    Jack Blacknever did anything to hate you.

    !vive le panda!
    You can't handle the Truth!


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    I don't care who or what dies if it leads to me getting my hands on some Orange Chicken.
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    As long as I'm never told Santa Clause doesn't exist, I'm fine.

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    I saw a Panda once, but I can't prove to you they exist. Sorry.
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    Pandas are fake. They're made in china.

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    "We grow up thinking that beliefs are something to be proud of, but they're really nothing but opinions one refuses to reconsider. Beliefs are easy. The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because "strength of belief" is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself. As soon as you are proud of a belief, as soon as you think it adds something to who you are, then you've made it a part of your ego."

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