09 Mar '12, 1am

Over 200 Animals Rescued From Wildlife Traffickers in Thailand

Over 200 Animals Rescued From Wildlife Traffickers in Thailand

Over 200 exotic animals have been liberated from the grip of international wildlife-traffickers following a raid on their compound in Thailand. According to reports, tigers, lions, kangaroos, and orangutans were among the 50 species held captive in what authorities are calling a "virtual Noah’s Ark" of illegally possessed animals intended for sale on the black market. The raid was conducted by Thai Nature Crime Police and the Department of National Parks, Wildlife & Plant Conservation (DNP), along with an anti-trafficking NGO, the Freeland Foundation . So far, three people have been arrested for possessing the wildlife, which included some endangered species, without a licence. “This is the largest illegal wildlife supplier we’ve discovered,” said Royal Thai Police Major General Norasak Hemnithi, via WildlifeNews.co.uk . “We know it’s part of an international criminal netw...

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