Man Convicted of Illegally Trafficking Live Deer

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The deer still got screwed because they ended up at the hunting preserve, but any kind of sentence for wildlife trafficking must be enforced. Tags: wildlife crime wildlife trafficking ohio south carolina Lacey Act deer He was transporting them across state lines from Ohio to a hunting preserve in South Carolina. The deer were not tested for disease. He was sentenced to 21 months in prison. I hope he serves the whole term.

Texas Father & Son Sentenced for Wildlife Trafficking

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They were illegally bringing in deer from Arkansas. Tags: wildlife trafficking Arkansas Texas deer Texas restricts deer importing.) Plus a little matter with stolen property.

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Fighting Illegal Wildlife Trade Requires More Funding

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Central London Shop Raided for Illegal Wildlife Products

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The raid took place on the day an amendment to the law controlling illegal trade in endangered species came into effect. Tags: wildlife crime UK wildlife trafficking Traditional Chinese Medicine tigers endangered species Not surprisingly, they raided a shop selling Chinese traditional medicines. From the Telegraph. Detectives seized 200 products believed to be made from endangered animals including musk deer, leopards and tigers.

Largest Ever Trafficking Bust in Africa

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An operation across five Africa countries over weekend, targeting wildlife crime has led to arrest of almost 60 people and seizure of one ton of illegal elephant ivory, Interpol has reported. Tags: wildlife crime ivory wildlife trafficking africa elephants Just five days ago. The one-day sweep, code-named Operation Baba, targeted more than 50 locations, including local ivory markets, airports, border crossings and smuggling points, international policying body said.

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Kamptee, India A Source of Illegal Wildlife Trade

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Kamthi (previously spelled Kamptee) is a city and a municipal council in Nagpur district in the Indian state of Maharashtra The seizure of 12 deer antlers (6 pairs) from a car at Kamptee octroi post by city police late Tuesday night proves that Nagpur continues to be major centre for of illegal trade in wildlife parts. Tags: India wildlife trafficking Here's some information off the beaten path.

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DNA Bar Codes Could Help Identify Illegal Bush Meat

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Cherokee Man Imprisoned for Selling Gall Bladders

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This culprit is a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and is serving only 6 months for illegally selling 51 bear gall bladders. Tags: wildlife trafficking gall bladders bears

Witherspoon in Trouble for Python Purse

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And it's illegal for her to have it at least in the State of California. wildlife trafficking california Stupid python entertainment exotic skins snakesFor some bizarre reason (hopefully just ignorance), Reese Witherspoon has pissed off animal rights activists by purchasing and carrying around a purse made out of python skin. Python skinning is horrible, brutal and repulsive. And she paid $4,000 for it. Sorry, but that's stupid enough on its own. 4,000 for a frigging purse?!

Huge Ivory Seizure in Africa

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More than two tons of illegal ivory have been seized and more than 100 people have been arrested in the largest international operation targeting wildlife crime across Eastern Africa, the Kenya Wildlife Service and INTERPOL announced today. Tags: ivory wildlife trafficking africa elephants From the Environment News Service.

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US Fish and Wildlife Offers Ivory Identification Guide

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Wonder if something is made from illegal ivory? Espinoza and Mary-Jacque Mann, published in cooperation with the CITES Secretariat, and was developed to give information about a nondestructive and visual means of tentatively distinguishing clearly legal ivory from suspected illegal ivory at ports of entry. Tags: wildlife crime ivory wildlife trafficking trafficking elephants US Fish and Wildlife has a guide for identification. From the web page.

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Young Lowland Gorillas Released into Nature Reserve

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Sounds like these guys were orphaned as a result of bushmeat and illegal trafficking activities.) Tags: wildlife trafficking united nations bush meat congo gorillas The UN airlifted these guys into the nature reserve so they can coalesce into a group that can survive when released back into the wild. This action is to prevent them from being eaten or poached in the meantime.

Internet Exploits Cameroon's Primates

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Illegal wildlife traffickers provide fake credentials to establish that primates are being legitimately offered for sale. Tags: wildlife crime wildlife trafficking africa primates endangered species cameroon Their ads claim that the primate comes with "veterinary health documents, a "permit" from CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) and a year's health care guarantee.

Ivory Bigger than Drugs in Africa

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Trafficking in ivory and game meat has become one of the most lucrative illegal trades in Africa due to rising demand in Asia, experts said on Friday. "In In terms of monetary value, ivory trade has surpassed drugs and is now one of the most thriving illegal trade in the continent," said Karl Karugaba, the head of a panel from the Lusaka Agreement Task Force. Tags: wildlife crime ivory africa trafficking asia elephants Sad, sad, sad. Why doesn't this greed ever end?

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Gobal Smuggling Ring Uncovered in Brazil

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Police said it was the biggest single operation in the past decade against rampant illegal wildlife traffic in the South American country. Tags: wildlife crime smuggling brazil trafficking latin america Thanks to animalblog.co.uk for this big story. Brazilian federal police arrested 72 people on Wednesday on suspicion of running an international smuggling ring that traded half a million wild animals, including jaguars and monkeys, each year.

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German Canines to Help Catch Smugglers

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The three-year-olds' debut is a joint effort between police and the World Wildlife Fund to help stop the illegal but lucrative trade in rare species — which the organization estimates is a $293 billion annual business. Incredible that illegal smuggling is estimated at $293 billion. Tags: wildlife trafficking smuggling Germany Interesting.

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$10 Million Euros in Smuggled Wildlife Seized

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Illegal animal and plant products with a retail value of 10 million euros (13.6 Operation Tram "revealed a large amount of medicines either containing or marketing the use of illegal ingredients such as tiger, bear and rhinoceros," according to the French-based international coordinating body. Tags: organized crime wildlife smuggling wildlife crime wildlife trafficking From the AFP.

India's Wildlife Crime Unit Makes First Arrests

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In its first ever independent operation since its inception last year, the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau has unearthed an illegal pet trade racket arresting one and seizing four live Indian Tent turtles from Mahipalpur area here. It was not a big haul but an important one as illegal trade of beautiful and small animals as pets is going on, thus adversely affecting the conservation efforts," Deputy Director of WCCB Ramesh Pandey said.

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China Calls for Tiger Protection

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In what could be seen as a new year’s gift for the Indian tiger, China’s State Forestry Administration has issued a directive calling for the protection of tigers, especially the need to step up action against illegal trade in tiger parts and products. Tags: India wildlife trafficking poaching tigers china From the Economic Times (part of the India Times, I think).

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Congo Officer Arrested for Baby Chimp Sales

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No wonder wildlife trafficking is such a problem. He has been implicated in poaching incidents in Rwindi and more importantly there is strong evidence that he is a ringleader in the illegal charcoal trade. Tags: iccn chimpanzees wildlife trafficking africa congo Even members of the army are involved. In this case, someone confused a baby chimp with a baby gorilla.

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Wildlife Crime Unit Established in UK

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Consequences of wildlife crime are far reaching, with the profits from the illegal trade of plants and animals used to fund other criminal activities such as drug smuggling and people trafficking. Interesting article about the National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) in the UK. The NWCU was established almost two years ago in North Berwick to co-ordinate a UK-wide crackdown on an international black market worth up to £6 billion a year. Its eight officers cover the whole of the UK.

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Understanding that threats to animals can range from illegal trafficking to utter exploitation, these leaders strive to promote the safety and protection sanctuaries offer our fury, feathered, four-legged friends. In the fast-paced world of today, it seems people are always on the go. Between running errands, working late and worrying about the bottom-line, it’s no wonder our four-legged and winged friends so often go overlooked and neglected.

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Are Thai Temple Tigers Drugged?

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accuses} the temple of illegally trafficking and mistreating the tigers, allegations that the temple emphatically denies. Some conservationists worry that the tigers living at a Buddhist Temple in Thailand are drugged, but the monks deny it. There's a big article at the ABC News site. Read it and tell us what you think. Tourists visiting the Tiger Temple pay big money: anything from $15 just for entry, up to $50 for the very special photograph of a tiger with its head in your lap.

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Lake Tahoe Bear Poached for Gall Bladder

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It is illegal to take parts of dead wildlife left on the side of the road, Lucero said. "A The penalty for trafficking in bear parts, a felony, is a $10,000 fine and a minimum six months to one year in prison. Sounds like a crime of opportunity. Beware the disturbing photo.

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