In Claw Taste

“Indonesian police have arrested a suspected wildlife smuggler after discovering nearly two dozen rare live birds, mostly yellow-crested cockatoos, jammed inside plastic water bottles in his luggage.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/may/06/smuggler-caught-in-indonesia-with-rare-birds-jammed-inside-water-bottles)

The bottles were mostly cocka-cola, tweeted an insider.

Advertisements

Sullied

“The Royal Thai Police have seized more than a dozen unregistered and illegally registered elephants. … The [registration] system does not require owners’ proof that the animals were born in captivity. The system thus opens the door to the laundering of elephant calves.” (http://www.wwf.org.uk/what_we_do/press_centre/index.cfm?uNewsID=6782)

‘Seizing’ elephants seems a sizeable challenge, especially if they’re lathered up.