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UPDATE on HISTORY CHANNEL and 'APPALACHIAN OUTLAWS'…

January 17, 2014 - Dear members and supporters, we wanted to let you know that United Plant Savers and our colleagues involved with American Ginseng Conservation continue to pursue the History Channel regarding the content of this series. Last night's episode was saturated with error and misguidance especially in regards to the misidentification of plants, sale of dry vs fresh roots, the cost of roots per pound, and the inappropriate harvesting of underage plants. In addition, we are all still very concerned about the illegal harvest on both private and public lands that is being portrayed.


If you share our concern, please feel free to contact the network directly: The parent company of the History Channel is AE Network. Feedback on the program can be sent to aefeedback@aenetworks.com. Or to A&E Television Networks, 235 East 45th Street, New York, New York 10017; or phone or fax the network at: 212-210-1400 (phone) or 212-210-9016 (fax). You can also contact them through the History Channel Facebook page. Please, as always, be respectful and professional in your communications.

United Plant Savers releases national statement, warns History Channel about dangers of promoting illegal harvest of American Ginseng

United Plant Savers releases national statement, warns History Channel about dangers of promoting illegal harvest of American Ginseng Friday, January 10, 2014 at 10:14am, United Plant Savers released the following national statement regarding the content of the new series 'Appalachian Outlaws' which premiered Thursday evening on the History Channel: United Plant Savers warns History Channel about dangers of promoting harvest of threatened species. January 10, 2014 (ATHENS, OH) United Plant Savers is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of medicinal plants native to the United States and Canada. As advocates for the dwindling populations of wild American Ginseng, United Plant Savers is expressing concern to the History Channel and its viewers over how the harvest of wild American Ginseng is being portrayed in the recent series ‘Appalachian Outlaws’. This concern stems from the potential over-glorification of American Ginseng harvest in the wake of increasing levels of illegal harvest on state and federal lands, which has recently gained national media attention and is threatening the survival of the species in the wild. “United Plant Savers is concerned that the content of this show will have a negative impact on American Ginseng conservation and could lead to further illegal harvesting,” states Executive Director, Susan Leopold. With the intention of reducing pressures on wild populations of American Ginseng

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