Tuesday, 5 September 2017

VIDEO: Tiger cub part of illicit flow of exotic animals crossing the Mexico border

Live snakes wrapped in tight coils. Sea turtle eggs in ice coolers. Exotic birds in nylon stockings, drugged and packed by the dozen in stereo speakers.

And most recently, a tiger cub, nestled between the feet of a passenger in a Camaro.

They are not as common as the drugs and unauthorized immigrants who are daily discovered trying to crossing the U.S.-Mexico border at ports of entry, but live animals are a regular sight in vehicles making their way north, part of an estimated $7 billion to $23 billion illegal global wildlife trade.


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