Interpol Makes Arrests in Tiger Smuggling

Critter News

A coordinated international law enforcement operation has led to the arrest of 25 individuals suspected of taking part in the illicit trade of tigers, one of the world's most endangered species. The two-month operation involved national enforcement agencies in six tiger-range countries (China, India, Nepal, Russia, Thailand and Vietnam) and was coordinated by INTERPOL's Environmental Crime Program at its headquarters in Lyon, France. From the PR Newswire.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

They are also endangered by a loss of habitat, as energy companies encroach on more and more of their territory for oil and gas operations. We must recognize the shortsighted nature of Governor Palin’s appeal not to list the polar bear as endangered. Sarah Palin of Alaska—that the Fish and Wildlife Service should not list the polar bear as threatened under the Endangered Species Act because science doesn’t support doing so—doesn’t persuade.