Secret Slaughter of Exotic Animals Revealed

Incident date: 
zon, 12/08/2002
Date reported: 
zon, 12/08/2002
Date Published: 
zon, 12/08/2002 (Gehele dag)
City: 
Alsip
State: 
Illinois
Naam: 
Secret Slaughter of Exotic Animals Revealed
Headline: 
Secret Slaughter of Exotic Animals Revealed
Summary: 

Details emerged in court records of a black market ring in which endangered species were bought, killed, and sold for thousands of dollars across the nation. Wildlife agents documented killings of lions, tigers, cougars, and ligers and the sale of the animals in Illinois, Michigan, Arkansas, Florida, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Kansas, and Missouri. The ongoing investigation led the charges against 16 individuals, of which 14 pled guilty to charges.

Publication: 
Los Angeles Times
Author: 
Sharon Cohen