Bears and Tiger Skins for Sale on the Black Market

According to a report by the AFP, wildlife traffickers are able to profit selling exotic animals on the black market.

A smuggler in Taiwan offers a dead bear for sale at prices of $4,500 per bear.

Meanwhile, tigers that have been poached in India has caused the Royal Bengal tiger population to decline by 50 percent between 2002 and 2007. Poachers offer tiger skin for sale on the black market for up to $16,000.

Across the Arab regions, a popular item for men is to have a rhino horn dagger. These daggers are created out of rhino horns that were cut off of the rhino. The daggers are offered for sale on the black market for $14,000.

The entire wildlife trafficking industry is estimated to generate up to $1 Billion in illicit revenue in Indonesia.

(More prices of exotic animals for sale.)


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  1. Source: AFP, “Wildlife smuggling in Asia still a roaring trade,” Yahoo News, June 3, 2007.

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