Customs officers are to work with police forces worldwide to crack down on the smuggling of exotic birds and animals the illegal trade rakes in billions of pounds a year, making it the. The most outrageous animal smuggling attempts including pigeons in pants and spiders in a suitcase weird ways wildlife smugglers use to get past customs. From a king cobra in a chip container to cockatoos in water bottles and fish under a dress, some of the exotic animals that are illegally trafficked around the world. Cadman plaza, brooklyn — he's a veterinarian accused of violating, in the worst way, his training to protect animals instead, say federal prosecutors and drug enforcement agents, andres.
Kennedy, 28, was arrested on friday at his bondi home over his alleged involvement in an illegal international animal smuggling ring.
Smugglers frequently find outrageous and ever more imaginative ways of attempting to sneak animals past customs officers here is a list of ten whose inventive plans were foiled. Earlier this week, airport authorities in wellington, new zealand, caught a smuggler as he tried to slip onto a flight the german citizen wasn't smuggling drugs, guns, or cash, though his.
Some examples of illegal wildlife trade are wild plants and animals from tens of thousands of species a rapid assessment of smuggling routes and techniques. Wildlife trafficking animal transport wildlife trafficking which has focused on the unlawful purchase and outbound smuggling of rhino horn from the. Primates in pants, a carry-on croc, and more surprising finds in the illicit wildlife trade.
The rate at which wild animals are disappearing from the planet is alarming to say the least over the past 40 years alone, nearly 52 percent of the world’s wildlife have been wiped out of.
There are several reasons that we have so many laws about moving animals between countries disease is a major one, of course, and animal welfare is anothe.
Wildlife smuggling or trafficking involves the illegal gathering, transportation, and distribution of animals and their derivatives. Interviews with officials in five countries and a review of hundreds of pages of government and court documents provide strong evidence that a laotian man is a linchpin of wildlife smuggling.