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Pleas, indictments in animal drug, pesticide trafficking cases

AVMA News

Two separate criminal cases involving sales of unapproved pesticides and veterinary drugs valued at more than $6 million recently brought two pleas and two indictments in federal court.

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Welfare concerns for wild birds, from confiscation to relinquishment

AVMA News

Pilny presented sessions on July 15 at AVMA Convention 2023 in Denver about the consequences of wildlife trafficking on wild bird populations and the difficulties with rehoming unwanted birds. Patricia J. Latas and Anthony A.

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AVMA members press Congress for illicit xylazine, dog importation laws

AVMA News

They urged Congress to support two AVMA-backed bills aimed at ensuring dogs are healthy when imported into the United States and to combat trafficking of the animal sedative xylazine without hindering veterinary access to the drug.

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Artist Sentenced for Wildlife Trafficking

10,000 Birds

Artist Enrique Gomez De Molina was sentenced to 20 months in prison and a $6,000 fine in Miami on Friday for trafficking in illegal and threatened wildlife. “In promoting that message, he fell grievously from doing things the right way and became one of the very people he tried to educate,” Kuehne said.

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Bush Meat, Trafficking Decimate Vietnam

Critter News

Dr Scott Roberton, head of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), said that hunting wild animals for meat and trafficking had been happening in many countries, especially developing ones. Tags: vietnam exotic meats wildlife trafficking bush meat endangered species. But the problem is the high demand for these products. From Vietnam News.

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Singapore a Transit Hub for Trafficking

Critter News

Seems like every other month I post an article about some SE Asian country being a " hub" for wildlife trafficking (eg. Tags: singapore wildlife crime wildlife trafficking asia. Vietnam, Malaysia.) How many more are there?

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Thai Police Arrest Ivory Traffickers

Critter News

Police arrested two Thai nationals for trafficking in African ivory. Tags: ivory africa poaching trafficking thailand elephants. Unfortunately, if they are found guilty, they would face a maximum of only four years in jail. The fines could be up to 40,000 baht (1,150 dollars). Anyone know?