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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

How could anyone slaughter and stuff a 10-day-old tiger cub? The shocking pictures that show how major crime gangs profit from wildlife trafficking

This tiny tiger cub was so young when it was seized by poachers it would not have been able to open its eyes.

The defenseless newborn was brutally plucked from the wild and killed and sold on London's thriving black market for a staggering £20,000.

Starring innocently from its plinth it is one of two 'decorative' stuffed tiger cubs seized by police from a dealer in Islington, London, several years ago.

The desperate cub was unveiled at London's City Hall this morning by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), which has helped save the threatened Metropolitan Police's Wildlife Crime Unit from cuts in an £100,000 deal.

The unit has warned that animal trafficking is a 'major source of revenue' for criminals. Read More