04 Oct '11, 5pm

Dehydrated and drugged tiger cub found in bag of stuffed tigers. #smuggling #animalrights #bangkok #tigers

Dehydrated and drugged tiger cub found in bag of stuffed tigers. #smuggling #animalrights #bangkok #tigers

A sedated tiger cub was found in a bag with stuffed toy tigers when a traveler’s bag was screened by a random x-ray search. Airport security spotted the drugged tiger cub and confronted the bag’s owner, who denied knowing the live cub was inside. The incident took place at Bankgkok’s international airport, where the traveler was trying to fly to Iran with the tiger cub. The cub was taken into custody by wildlife officials and had suffered, but apparently was not permanently harmed . “He appeared exhausted, dehydrated and couldn’t walk, so we had to give him oxygen, water and lactation,” said Chaiyaporn Chareesaeng, head of the Wildlife Health Unit at the Department of National Parks’ Wildlife and Plant Conservation Center. After the cub was attended to he appeared to be stabilizing. It is possible the mishandling of the animal could have caused it to perish. According to T...

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