So I'll post much awaited New Year's posts later, including ones about the French Couchsurfers who are walking around the world and the Asian Games Torch passing through Taraz. But today, I have an important message. We need to save the Saiga.
I was inspired to post this by a new story I saw that said the ban on Saiga hunting is being extended until 2020 (apparently this doesn't need 200,000 signatures). This is necessary because the Saiga is critcally endangered, but extremely cute. There are only about 90,000 of them left in the wild. They are often hunted by poachers who want to sell their horns to people who make folk medicine from them.
I support the saiga, and I hope you do too.