Stamping out wildlife crime

David Evennett, MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford, is pictured with Ann Widdecombe at a World Society for the Protection of Animals Parliamentary reception on Tuesday 28 February.

MPs heard about the funding given to the Metropolitan Police by WSPA to support their Wildlife Crime Unit – the first time a charity has directly funded a Metropolitan Police Service unit.

Parliamentarians were also shown examples of the illegal animal goods that had been seized, including £200,000 worth of rhino horn, a three metre long polar bear skin and a 10 day old ‘decorative’ stuffed tiger cub.

You can find out more about the project here: http://www.wspa.org.uk/latestnews/2012/london_wildlife_crime.aspx

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