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Emirates ‘winning the war’ against animal smuggling

Tigers, pythons, lions, cheetahs… All can be bought, for a price. But the UAE is clamping down on this multi-billion dollar illegal trade – and claims that it is succeeding.

March 21, 2010 1:26 by

There is a roaring business in smuggling exotic pets – from lions and tigers, pythons to rare birds. But the UAE authorities are clamping down on the smugglers, and claim to be winning the fight against this multi-billion dollar illegal trade.
It’s a shame the same can’t be said of Lebanon, which as Kipp reported recently, has very lax penalties against smugglers. And people caught mistreating animals face fines of just $7.
WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS SICKLY CUTE PICTURES OF ANIMALS. Some Kipp readers may find this upsetting/annoying.

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