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WWF: Illegal Wildlife Trade Threatens National Security

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, illegal trade )

- 2016 days ago -
Illicit trade in wildlife has morphed into a multi-billion dollar criminal enterprise that is threatening national security and rocking government stability around the world. That's according to a new report commissioned by WWF.

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Donna Hamilton (159)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 8:22 am
Sadly noted. Thanks, Cher.

Kit B (276)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 8:40 am

High profit and low risk, it should be made into high risk and no profit.

Thomas P (280)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 9:38 am

Christeen A (371)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 12:31 pm
This is very disturbing. We need to do whatever we can to stop this. Thank you.

michelle t (41)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 12:36 pm
This is disgusting and MUST be halted

carol k (17)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 1:47 pm
That poor animal is frightened and in dire need to be set back to his native home. This has got to stop! I am sick of mankind torturing, stealing and exploiting animals for greed, body parts, fur, entertainment and ownership! so where is the petition?

Ruth M (235)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 2:08 pm
It's only ever about money what is this world coming to!!!

. (0)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 2:36 pm
I truly believe in the WWF. They received a nice Christmas gift from me. The world owes them a huge debt.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 2:37 pm
Thanks Cher. I agree with Kit, but that is difficult to achieve while demand for the products is so strong.

Syd H (0)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 3:02 pm
"the illegal wildlife trade is perceived by organized criminals to be high profit and low risk."
There is a very simple answer to the above quoted comment in the article.
Turn the illegal wildlife trade into a high risk and low profit crime by executing ANYONE found to be involved in the trade, right from the poachers and organisers, to the end users / collectors. If you are found with any wild creature or parts of such a creature, that you are not legally allowed to keep by your own government, or any species covered by CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) you die.
Without the money of the private collectors and end users of animals and animal products, the trade would become very high risk and cease to be profitable to the criminals.

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 6:12 pm
Sad. Shared.

Monica D (580)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 6:16 pm
Tragic. It has to be stopped.

Missy G (24)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 9:48 pm

wayne hall (3)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 10:29 pm
This is sad, We should stop this anyway we possibly can and bring those to justice who do such things for profit and get away with it, let tighten our laws and make those responsible pay.

Ruth C (87)
Friday December 14, 2012, 5:56 am
It looks like people don't know the meaning of the word "Human"!!

penny C (83)
Friday December 14, 2012, 6:18 am
Noted sadly.

Veronique L (209)
Friday December 14, 2012, 9:12 am
Very very sad :-(

Dianne D (490)
Friday December 14, 2012, 11:38 am
Too many evil people in the world. Need to set death penalities against those that are involved in this trade, poaching, or anyother business that exploits, or abuses or killes and animal.

Carol H (229)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 3:47 am
sadly noted
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