Chinese Police Save 270 Crocs from Becoming Handbags – Reuters

www.reuters.com-crocodile.jpg From Reuters:

Chinese police have saved 270 crocodiles from ending up as shoes or handbags after tracking a suspicious boat on a river, Xinhua news agency said on Monday.

Saturday’s seizure was the largest this year in the southwestern region of Guangxi , bordering Vietnam, where just 25 illegally captured crocodiles were discovered in the first six months. Police found bags on board the vessel containing the crocodiles, which are on the state wildlife protection list. [Full Text]

July 23, 2007, 10:57 AM
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