Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Photo: Tiger carcass confiscated from traffickers

THAILAND: August 28, 2006

A tiger carcass confiscated from traffickers on their way to the Laotian border is seen at an unknown location in Thailand.

The carcass was cut in half to fit in the trunk of a vehicle, and police believe it was being sent to China. Many countries in Asia are worried that their tiger population, with an estimated number of 5000 to 7000 left in the wild, might be affected by the increase in demand in the wildlife black market in China.

*** PHOTO IS VERY GRAPHIC AND MAY DISTURB THE VIEWER. ***


To see photo go to:

http://www.planetark.com/envpicstory.cfm/newsid/37865

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