funnywildlife:
Tiger Cubs Seized From Smugglers#killthetrade
A veterinary team from the wildlife forensic unit take blood samples to trace the DNA of one of 16 tigers cubs seized from smugglers in Chaiyaphum, Thailand. The tiger cubs were being smuggled across the border into Laos two-per crate in the back of a truck, after they were very likely reared in an illegal tiger farm in Thailand, and destined for China. Perceived by organised criminals to be high profit and low risk, the illicit trade in wildlife is worth at least $19bn a year, making it the fourth largest illegal global trade after narcotics, counterfeiting, and human trafficking, according to a new report commissioned by WWF

funnywildlife:

Tiger Cubs Seized From Smugglers#killthetrade

A veterinary team from the wildlife forensic unit take blood samples to trace the DNA of one of 16 tigers cubs seized from smugglers in Chaiyaphum, Thailand. The tiger cubs were being smuggled across the border into Laos two-per crate in the back of a truck, after they were very likely reared in an illegal tiger farm in Thailand, and destined for China. Perceived by organised criminals to be high profit and low risk, the illicit trade in wildlife is worth at least $19bn a year, making it the fourth largest illegal global trade after narcotics, counterfeiting, and human trafficking, according to a new report commissioned by WWF