'For a price I can get you any animal

Authors: 
Foggo, D. and Jaber, H. The Sunday Times
Document Type: 
Media
Citation: 
Foggo, D. and Jaber, H. (2007, July 22). 'For a price I can get you any animal
Year Published: 
2007
Type Work: 
Newspaper Article
Availability: 
Online
Language: 
English
Url: 
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article2116207.ece
Bushmeat Asian Type: 
Other
Keywords: 
taxidermy; zoos; loophole; government; trade; CITES; tigers; Europe
Abstract: 
Jean-Pierre Gerard walked between the ranks of elk antlers stacked neatly against the walls of his taxidermy warehouse, past the folded skin of an elephant and the remains of a crocodile before stopping next to the mounted body of a gigantic roaring lion. In front of him, spread out upon the floor under the baleful gaze of a stuffed vulture on a nearby pedestal, was an array of beautiful animal skins. Three tigers, a cheetah and two lynx had recently died to provide the colourful spectacle that Gerard now proudly unveiled to his British guests. The 49-year-old taxidermist believed them to be potential customers looking for tiger and cheetah pelts to turn into stuffed curiosities for a house in Scotland. The
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