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Lion cub: $5,000. Fine for mistreating it: $7. Better regulation: Priceless.

Lion cub: $5,000. Fine for mistreating it: $7. Better regulation: Priceless.

Lebanon is a haven for the illegal trade in exotic animals. But this could change if Beirut signs up to a convention on endangered species, which is currently convening in Qatar.

March 22, 2010 4:03
 
Emirates ‘winning the war’ against animal smuggling

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