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Animal Smuggling

No More Turtles For Canadian Who Smuggled 38 In His Pants

Reuters | Hilary Hanson | Posted 02.25.2016 | Weird News

TORONTO, Feb 25 (Reuters) - A Canadian man who smuggled 38 turtles in his pants has been given probation, a fine and has been banned from owning such ...

Gecko Captive Breeding Hides Illegal Trade

Laurel Neme | Posted 01.14.2017 | Green
Laurel Neme

For many species threatened by the illegal wildlife trafficking, such as rhinos, elephants, tigers, and bears, debates persist as to whether a legal trade in their parts and products can reduce smuggling.

Monkey Business: When Mexico Tried to Buy a Gorilla on the Black Market

ADST | Posted 08.17.2016 | World

Note: Our accounts contain the personal recollections and opinions of the individual interviewed. The views expressed should not be considered officia...

Endangered Birds Found Shoved Into Plastic Bottles By Smuggler

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.07.2015 | Green

Indonesian wildlife officers have recovered more than 20 yellow crested cockatoos from a wildlife trafficker who attempted to smuggle the birds by sho...

Smugglers Caught With 10% Of ENTIRE SPECIES In Luggage

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.28.2013 | Green

Two smugglers are facing charges in Thailand after authorities caught them attempting to sneak more than 10 percent of the remaining population of a c...

Animal Smuggler Beyond Reach Of Law | Posted 03.04.2013 | Green

HONG TONG, Laos — On an obscure and bumpy dirt road not far from the banks of the Mekong River, the compound of Vixay Keosavang stands out for its i...

Saving a Living Treasure of Asia

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 08.03.2011 | Green
Arthur Rosenfeld

Tigers, rhinos, and bears are some of the most publicized and emblematic victims of smuggling and butchery, but there is another, nearly silent extinction epidemic underway in Asia.

Thai Airport Smuggler Busted With 'Virtual Zoo'

AOL Travel News | Posted 07.13.2011 | Travel

A man was arrested Friday at the Bangkok international airport with suitcases full of baby leopards, panthers, monkeys and a bear. The man was wait...

Baby Leopards, Panthers, Monkeys And Bear Found In Man's Suitcases At Airport

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.13.2011 | Green

BANGKOK (AP) -- Authorities at Bangkok's international airport arrested a first-class passenger Friday whose suitcases were filled with baby leopards,...