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State Forestry and Grassland Administration: Internet sales of Tibetan antelope cashmere shawl rumor is not true

Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, March 20 An investigation has shown that the online rumor that many e-commerce platforms are selling Tibetan antelopes cashmere shawls for hundreds of thousands of yuan is untrue, Wan Ziming, deputy director of the wildlife protection department of the State Forestry and Grassland Administration, said Wednesday.

Wan said the wildlife protection department of the State Forestry and Grassland Administration has teamed up with authorities to launch a web-wide investigation. The so-called “Tibetan takins’ cashmere” is not real, but high-quality cashmere products from Nepal and India that can be sold online for as much as 50,000 to 60,000 yuan. In addition, some online sellers show pictures of Tibetan antelopes in live videos, just to attract buyers to mislead.

The Department of Wildlife Protection of the State Forestry and Grassland Administration has notified the State Administration for Market Regulation of the results of the investigation, asking the relevant online stores to investigate and punish any false advertising.

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