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Trading in Tigers is Part of Much Bigger Trafficking Problems

Vietnam's tiger farms are called trafficking hubs   July 4, 2012: A tailless tiger named Ami looks out from a cage at a tiger farm in southern Binh Duong province, Vietnam. Conservationists allege that Vietnam's 11 registered tiger farms are merely fronts for a thriving illegal market in tiger parts. (AP Photo/Mike Ives) July 4, 2012: A tiger lies in a concrete shelter at a tiger farm in southern Binh Duong province, Vietnam. (AP Photo/Mike Ives) July 4, 2012: A tiger sits in a cage at a tiger Read More

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Smuggler Caught with Tiger Cub Skin

COIMBATORE: In an early morning operation, forest officials arrested a person carrying a bag with tiger skin at the Thiruvalluvar Bus Stand in the city on Wednesday. Officials suspect the skin to belong to that of a tiger cub less than a year old.   Conservator of Forests, of Coimbatore Circle, VT Kandasamy told reporters on Wednesday afternoon, that officials, led by assistant conservator, R Jayaraj, had gone to the spot based on a tip off. They arrested Palanisamy(47), a resident of Kumaranthapuram in Tirupur. The estimated cost of Read More

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Zoonosis Diseases That Jump Between Animals and Humans

Zoonosis Diseases That Jump Between Animals and Humans   Crazy Cat Lady Syndrome   Perhaps this could explain the Crazy Cat Lady Syndrome and why exotic cat owners are often psychotic.   ScienceDaily (Mar. 11, 2009) — Scientists have discovered how the toxoplasmosis parasite may trigger the development of schizophrenia and other bipolar disorders.   The team from the University of Leeds' Faculty of Biological Sciences has shown that the parasite may play a role in the development of these disorders by Read More

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Poacher Catches His Own Illegal Tiger Trade on Cell Phone

Poacher Catches His Own Illegal Tiger Trade on Cell Phone   http://youtu.be/gllfYNtfrNo July 14, 2011, 4:41 PM By ANDREW C. REVKIN When a wildlife conservation patrol in Thailand’s Western Forest Province surprised some poachers, a pile of abandoned gear, particularly a cell phone, provided evidence of their crime: The short slide show tells the story. In a statement, Joe Walston, who directs programs in Asia for the Wildlife Conservation Society, which is working with the Thai government on tiger conservation projects, Read More

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SD judge affirms conviction in leopard skin smuggling case

SD judge affirms conviction in smuggling caseThe Associated Press - Posted: Sunday, November 29, 2009 11:10 amABERDEEN -- A Feb. 1 sentencing date has been set for an Aberdeen man convicted of smuggling a leopard hide into the United States after killing the animal during a hunting trip to South Africa.A jury also convicted Wayne D. Breitag of filing false import permits for leopard hides for himself and another man.U.S. District Judge Charles Kornmann on Tuesday denied Breitag's motion to set aside the jury's Oct. 30 verdicts and acquit him.http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/article_cf5728cc-dd12-11de-ab40-001cc4c03286.html------------Learn Read More
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