Thailand’s illegal wildlife trade flourishes

Multi-billion-dollar racket in endangered tigers proves resilient in the face of police raids on slaughterhouses.

Thailand wild life trade

In Thailand, the discovery of a slaughterhouse for wild animals has drawn international attention to the trade in endangered tigers.

The police discovered a group of men in northwestern Bangkok chopping up several carcasses, including two wild tigers.

But as Al Jazeera’s Veronica Pedrosa reports from the Thai capital, a week after the police raid the illegal business said to be worth billions of dollars continues as usual.

Source: Al Jazeera


Conservation groups say big cats could be extinct by 2022 unless hundreds of millions of dollars are spent.

Published On 21 Nov 2010
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