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Thai man nabbed with 16 tiger cubs in truck

Thai man nabbed with 16 tiger cubs in truck October 27, 2012 Enlarge Rescued tiger cubs at a police station in Vietnam's Ha Tinh province last month. A Thai man has been arrested with 16 tiger cubs in his pick-up truck while driving near the kingdom's border with Laos, police said Saturday. A Thai man has been arrested with 16 tiger cubs in his pick-up truck while driving near the kingdom's border with Laos, police said Saturday.Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2012-10-thai-nabbed-tiger-cubs-truck.html#jCp Read More

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California Points at Florida for lax regulations where pythons have wiped out native wildlife

California Fish and Game officials patrol online waters for exotic-animal sales PLEASANTON — A word of warning for Craigslist posters and social media aficionados hoping to hawk or show off their exotic species: California Fish and Game is watching.   In an effort to protect the state’s ecosystems, the agency’s game wardens routinely troll the waters of Craigslist and other social media for everything from Bengal tigers to ferrets.   “People call our headquarters and say, ‘I spotted this on Craigslist’ Read More

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Vietnam police find 2 tiger carcasses in car trunk

HANOI, Vietnam — Police in central Vietnam say they have found the carcasses of two endangered wild tigers in the trunk of a car that was stopped for speeding. Police in Quang Binh province say they detained the two men in the car for questioning after finding the tiger carcasses Monday. The men told police they were hired by an unknown man to transport the carcasses to nearby Quang Tri province.Tiger bones are used In Vietnam to make a medicine which is used as a traditional pain killer. It sells for about $1,000 for 100 grams, or several Read More

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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