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US Officials Crack Down on Wildlife-Product Trafficking, Say Some May Finance Terrorism
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, wildlife, protection, trafficking )

Cher Away
- 67 days ago - timescolonist.com
The U.S. government is stepping up its crackdown on the illegal trafficking of wild animal products across the nation's borders, saying some may be linked to terrorists, federal officials said Monday.
Aquarium Fined Over Illegal Wildlife Trafficking
Offbeat  (tags: idaho, fined, illegal, trafficking, wildlife, selling )

Marie
- 128 days ago - attractionsmanagement.com
Idaho Aquarium in the US has been sentenced after pleading guilty to conspiring to harvest, transport and sell illegal wildlife.
Vietnam Joins War Against Wildlife Trafficking
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, trafficking )

Cher Away
- 138 days ago - examiner.com
Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has issued a top-level directive to all key line ministries prioritizing enforcement (at all levels and across ministries) to "combat poaching and trafficking of African elephant ivory and rhino horn," and indicated
Chimps, Gorillas, Other Apes Being Lost to Trade
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, trafficking )

Cher Away
- 512 days ago - nzherald.co.nz
The multibillion-dollar trade in illegal wildlife - clandestine trafficking that has driven iconic creatures like the tiger to near-extinction - is also threatening the survival of great apes, a new UN report says.
People Trafficking - Student Sex Slave Review
Offbeat  (tags: People, trafficking, Student, sex, slave, review )

Agnes
- 1043 days ago - perthnow.com.au
THE student visa program will be investigated after allegations of manipulation by the sex industry and people traffickers.
An End to Human Trafficking
Offbeat  (tags: Human, trafficking, suffering, bondage, prostitution, labor )

Tarequl
- 1367 days ago - theindependentbd.com
Elementary students across America are taught that slavery ended in the 19th Century. But, sadly, nearly 150 years later, the fight to end this global scourge is far from over.
Black Market Preys Upon US Captive Tigers
Offbeat  (tags: blsck market, tigers, disappearing in wild, trafficking, tragedy )

Simone
- 1382 days ago - animals.change.org
Next time you see someone wearing a tiger-tooth necklace or sitting on a tiger-skin rug, chew on this: that product might have come from the United States. Seem unrealistic? According to a new report by the World Wildlife Fund and TRAFFIC, the
Take Action!-Tell Village Voice Media to Stop Child Sex Trafficking on Backpage.Com
Offbeat  (tags: crime, humans, child, sex, abuse, trafficking, prostititution, protection, women, cruelity )

Agnes
- 1437 days ago - change.org
Child sex trafficking on Backpage.com, owned by Village Voice Media, is becoming a disturbing trend.
Man Kept Girl as Sex Slave for More Than a Decade
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, humans, trafficking, sexual slavery, child, child sexual abuse )

Lady
- 1624 days ago - miamiherald.com
George Joseph England bought a 5-year-old girl in Vietnam and kept her as a sex slave for more than a decade, authorities said.And he kept raping the girl, as often as five times a week, impregnating her more than a half dozen times, prosecutors said.
Signs of Human Slavery (Interactive Map & Undercover Video)
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, humans, trafficking, slavery, signs of, Interactive map, video )

Lady
- 1641 days ago - chron.com
Slavery at Maria Bonita Cantina.Houston's sex-for-hire scenario has played out for years in dimly lit bars, some specifically constructed to conceal sexual slavery with secret doors, hidden gates and camouflaged brothels, records show.
Haleigh's Dad, 4 Others Arrested After Drug Investigation
Offbeat  (tags: drugs, child, arrested, missing, crime, police, trafficking )

Tonya
- 1674 days ago - ocala.com
The father of a missing Putnam County girl and his ex-wife were among five people arrested Wednesday following a month-long investigation into trafficking in controlled prescription medications, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office reported.
Leading Child Protection Corporation Microsoft Donates Software to Fight Child Porn
Offbeat  (tags: business, children, crime, protection, safety, child porn, sexual explotation, trafficking )

Tonya
- 1698 days ago - humantrafficking.change.org
Microsoft has continued to cement their reputation as one of the leading corporations committed to fighting human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of children by donating software that will help remove child pornography from the Internet.
Ads Seek Ex-Soldiers for Smuggling Jobs
Offbeat  (tags: crime, bizarre, government, military, trafficking )

Julia
- 2309 days ago - reuters.com
GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemala is investigating radio advertisements seeking elite ex-soldiers, who have been known to work for drug cartels, to smuggle goods into Mexico, officials said on Thursday.
Mr. Potato Head in Australia Ecstasy Bust
Offbeat  (tags: drugs, trafficking, humans, interesting, crime )

Cathryne
- 2514 days ago - uk.news.yahoo.com
Customs officals in Australia said Thursday that they had discovered a large amount of ecstasy inside a Mr. Potato Head children's toy mailed to Sydney from Ireland. Customs said the toy was intercepted in a parcel at Sydney's international mail centre
   

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