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Baby Animals Rescued From Suitcases

Written by PETA | May 16, 2011

Authorities at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport arrested a man headed to Dubai who had “a virtual zoo” of baby exotic animals stuffed in cages and canisters inside his suitcases. Anti-trafficking officers had been tracking the smuggler since he purchased two leopards, two panthers, an Asiatic black bear, and two macaque monkeys, and they believe that he is part of a wildlife smuggling network.

Unfortunately, wildlife trafficking isn’t limited to Thailand and Dubai. Before it was shut down following a PETA investigation, Texas-based U.S. Global Exotics (USGE) was a major player in the exotic-animal trade, importing and exporting hundreds of thousands of animals annually for years and supplying animals to companies and dealers all over the world, including PetSmart and PETCO

Animals are still suffering at similar facilities, and they will continue to do so as long as people buy exotic animals from pet stores. Please encourage anyone you know who wants to share their home with an animal always to adopt and never buy

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • Sallysep says:

    Well done PETA – keep up the good work. Can you tell me what is to become of these animals now? Are they to be taken back to their original habitats or adopted to humans?

  • Deborah Dowicki says:

    I agree with Lauren, people are less equal than animals…animals would never be as mean and cruel as humans are both to animals and other humans!!

  • Lauren Holt says:

    I love how it goes from a clip of a sloth (in his new happy home!) to a picture of a hermit crab (in his new happy home too!). It goes to show, ALL animals are equal. If anything, I think with out history humans should be a little less equal than animals. For a few years, at least. :) I always wonder, what would happen if the animals “took over”. I like to think they would allow Vegans and Vegetarians to live, and to save their families. :)

  • Tammy Robertson says:

    I cannot believe that anyone would put any animal through this pain and suffering but Congratulations PETA I am so proud of you all for conducting the largest animal seizure ever keep up the great work the animals need you all. It’s so awesome to know that all of those animals finally had their voice heard. Congrats again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Averie says:

    How sad that someone could do that!!!! Go Peta get the right guy!

  • KC says:

    Hard to fully believe that there are so many Evil humans! Thank God, or whomever our creater is, that there are Good and decient humans as well!!!! Love you PETA! And, so do all of the rescued creatures who dwell here!

  • MA Moo says:

    Shocking! Get em PETA!