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The Puppy Passport Scam That Exposes UK to Risk of Rabies Outbreak
Offbeat  (tags: Dogs trust, UK, passports, puppies, smuggling, rabies )

Scooby
- 41 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Crooked vets in Eastern Europe are helping puppy smugglers exploit BritainâEUR(TM)s flawed port controls, sparking the risk of a major rabies outbreak.
Smugglers Throw Tigers at Police During Car Chase
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, tigers, smuggling )

CherAway
- 443 days ago - wildlifenews.co.uk
llegal wildlife traders tried to stop a police chase by throwing two tigers out of the back of the truck they were travelling in. The two Indochinese tigers were drugged at the time.
Taxi Driver Caught With Tiger and 4 Leopard Skins
Offbeat  (tags: animals, tigers, skins, smuggling, wildlife, protection )

CherAway
- 719 days ago - wildlifenews.co.uk
A Malaysian taxi driver faces 25 years in prison after being caught by Wildlife and Customs officers carry a tiger skin and four leopard skins in his car. Officials believe that the driver was going to try to smuggle the skins in to Thailand.
Bangladesh Suspends Officials Over Tiger Smuggling
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, tigers, smuggling, cubs, officials, suspension )

CherAway
- 1093 days ago - asiaone.com
Bangladesh said on Monday that nine forest officials had been suspended for "gross negligence" after three Bengal tiger cubs were found in a house in Dhaka where they were being kept by smugglers.
Man Jailed for Smuggling Live Dozens of Turtles and Tortoises Into US
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, smuggling )

CherAway
- 1218 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
man was sentenced to nearly two years in prison on Monday for smuggling dozens of live turtles and tortoises from Japan into the US by hiding them in snack food boxes.
Taxidermy Artist Sentenced To Prison For Wildlife Smuggling
Offbeat  (tags: taxidermy, art, sculpture, arrested, smuggling, endangered, animals, animals, off-beat, odd, unusual )

Lindsey
- 1277 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
A Miami Beach artist who combines taxidermied animal parts into sculpture was sentenced Friday to 20 months in federal prison for trafficking in endangered and protected wildlife.
Ukrainian Man Sentenced in Plot to Smuggle Sperm Whale Teeth Into and Out of U.S.
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, whales, smuggling )

CherAway
- 1694 days ago - latimesblogs.latimes.com
Ukrainian man has been sentenced in federal court in Massachusetts after admitting to a plot to smuggle sperm whale ivory into and out of the United States.
Politician Behind Lions Smuggling
Offbeat  (tags: politicans, illegal animal trader, lions, seized, smuggling, controversy )

Simone
- 1711 days ago - thenews.com.pk
The News has learnt from reliable sources that it is a Karachi-based politician who has allegedly imported the four lions seized by Customs authorities at the Karachi airport on Wednesday. The lions were handed over to the Sindh Wildlife
Thai Police Seize Illegally Collected Reptiles, Pangolins in Raid on Wildlife Smugglers' Warehouse
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, smuggling )

CherAway
- 1771 days ago - latimesblogs.latimes.com
Thai police on Friday raided a warehouse where wildlife smugglers were storing thousands of illegally collected animals for shipment overseas, a conservation group said.
Black Market Feeds on Bodies of America's Backyard Tigers
Offbeat  (tags: black market, smuggling, poaching, captive usa tigers, wildlife trade, tigers disappearing )

Simone
- 1774 days ago - ens-newswire.com
Weak U.S. regulations on keeping captive tigers could be feeding the multimillion dollar international black market for tiger parts, according to a new analysis released by WWF and TRAFFIC, the world's largest wildlife trade monitoring network.
Lizard King's Sentencing Lacks Venom
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, smuggling )

CherAway
- 1791 days ago - animals.change.org
In late August, a suitcase busted open on a luggage conveyor belt at Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur International Airport, revealing 95 endangered boa constrictors, a couple of rhinoceros vipers and a mata-mata turtle. The bag belonged to Anson Wong, aptly
Caught in the Web: Wildlife Trade on the Internet
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, endangered animals, disappearing, internet, wildife trade, smuggling, marketplace )

Simone
- 1791 days ago - ourcompass.wordpress.com
The Internet has become the world's largest marketplace, open for business 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Unregulated, anonymous and virtually unlimited in reach, the Internet provides endless opportunities for illegal criminal activities
Illegal Wildlife Trade: 11 Of The Dumbest Animal Smugglers (PHOTOS)
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, smuggling, poaching, dumbest animal smugglers, cruetly, destruction )

Simone
- 1809 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Trafficking of illegal wildlife is often said to be the most profitable trade in illegal products, behind drugs and weapons. While those numbers are difficult to track and some criticize the estimates as unreliable, the fact still remains: Illicit animal
Convicted Smuggler Nabbed With Nearly 100 Reptiles
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, smuggling, reptiles, protection )

CherAway
- 1829 days ago - themalaysianinsider.com
Malaysian airport security arrested a convicted wildlife smuggler after finding almost 100 live reptiles in his luggage, the country's Wildlife and National Parks Department said.
Hundreds of Smuggled Malagasy Tortoises Seized in Malaysia
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, tortoises, smuggling, seized )

CherAway
- 1867 days ago - wildlifeextra.com
Hundreds of endangered Malgasy tortoises hae been seized by Malaysian custom officers. It is the second time in a month that an attempt to smuggle tortoises into the country has been foiled. In the latest incident, two women were arrested after the
 

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