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US Officials Crack Down on Wildlife-Product Trafficking, Say Some May Finance Terrorism

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, wildlife, protection, trafficking )

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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.

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Tuesday June 17, 2014, 7:20 am
Thanks for the article Cher.

Tuesday June 17, 2014, 8:25 am
Thank you Cher. I cannot begin to tell you how grateful and a bit surprised that our country is finally taking proactive measures to put an end to wildlife animal/animal product trafficking, particularly the fight against poaching. This is excellent news thank you so much for sharing it!

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Tuesday June 17, 2014, 8:55 am
yes thanks Cher

Sara P (57)
Tuesday June 17, 2014, 10:05 am
Good article, thanks for sharing Cher

Julie E (405)
Tuesday June 17, 2014, 10:31 am
I totally agree with Valerie :) and great article. Thank you Cher!

"More than 20,000 elephants were killed last year along with about 1,000 rhinos, meeting a rising world demand resulting in declining populations across Africa" - So sad...

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Tuesday June 17, 2014, 11:04 am
Noted. Thank you Cher

Kamia T (89)
Tuesday June 17, 2014, 12:06 pm
I hope they do take very stringent measures, because OF COURSE it funds terrorism and all sorts of ugly activities in third-world countries, including the actual poaching itself. Where do you think illiterate and impoverished groups get their guns and ammo?

Evelyn B (79)
Tuesday June 17, 2014, 4:01 pm
Noted Tks. Cher....

Christine Stewart (134)
Tuesday June 17, 2014, 5:32 pm
I wish we could save the animals before they are smuggled- but I am still glad that something is being done to deter this crime.

Ruth C (87)
Thursday June 19, 2014, 4:15 am
I agree Christine.
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