Global Wildlife Traffickers In the News

In New York City, a 41-year old man from Queens admitted to illegal trafficking in parts from endangered African lions and tigers worth more than $150,000. Last week, Arongkron Paul Malasukum pleaded guilty in federal court in Plano, Texas, to one count of wildlife trafficking in violation of the U.S. Lacey Act. Federal prosecutors said … Continue reading Global Wildlife Traffickers In the News

Eyes on Washington week ending 04.07.17

A full Senate debate and vote for the confirmation of the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture Nominee Sonny Perdue was scheduled by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The debate will take place on Monday, April 24th with the vote proceeding at 5:30 p.m. The move by McConnell put to rest any speculation a vote … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 04.07.17

Art dealer pleads guilty to trading endangered black rhino horns

A man accused of buying and selling horns of the endangered black rhinoceros pleaded guilty to wildlife trafficking, the Department of Justice announced. Fengyi Zhou, of Syosset, New York, a dealer in Asian art, admitted to purchasing as many as five rhinoceros horns, and sold them for $130,000, a Justice Department statement said last Tuesday. … Continue reading Art dealer pleads guilty to trading endangered black rhino horns