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Live Tiger Cub found in Luggage

Post by -x-Zaroque-x- » Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:45 am

The cat's out of the bag—at least for a woman caught smuggling a live, two-month-old, drugged tiger cub in a suitcase full of toys (pictured) at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport on Sunday.

The 31-year-old Thai national, whose identity has not been revealed by Thai authorities, was scheduled to board a Mahan Air flight to Iran. But when she was seen struggling with a large bag at check-in, airport officials decided to x-ray her luggage.

The x-rays revealed the tranquilized tiger cub among stuffed-tiger toys, according to a statement released Thursday by TRAFFIC, a wildlife trade monitoring network. (Related video: "Tiger Trade Slashes Big Cats' Numbers.")

Officials are investigating whether the cub was wild caught or captive-bred, as well as where the woman intended to bring the tiger.

All Asian tigers are listed as endangered or worse by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), mostly due to the illegal trade in tiger parts. (Read about how to save tigers with National Geographic's Big Cats Initiative.)

Published August 26, 2010
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Re: Live Tiger Cub found in Luggage

Post by Alpha Female » Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:01 am

Wow, this is quite unusual. I'm wondering if that person really thought she could get away with smuggling a tiger cub through an airport. I'm glad the tiger is now in better hands, and not in a luggage bag.
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Post by Atropine » Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:03 am

I feel so sorry for the poor tiger cub; how anyone could do something so cruel is beyond me. It is good that the cub has been rescued though; by the pictures it appears that he is quite healthy^^ It's such a shame that the illegal wildlife trade goes on and results in cases like these.
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Post by Amaroqwolf » Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:59 pm

Aww poor tiger. Why do us human beings do such things to these beautiful animals! We should be ashamed. Ashamed!
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Post by -x-Zaroque-x- » Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:46 am

I think you should try to be Civil Amaroqwolf ^^ I don't think we want to get this Topic Locked :3
I believe the Tiger was going to be smuggled in somewhere, or going to someone (e.g. A potcher etc ...)
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Re: Live Tiger Cub found in Luggage

Post by Masika » Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:48 am

Amaroqwolf wrote:Aww poor tiger. Why do us human beings do such things to these beautiful animals! We should be ashamed. Ashamed!
Amaroqwolf, please try to keep your comment reasonable to prevent this from becoming on of those "Humans are bad, save the animals rant", as they aren't permitted here, ok? Thanks!

Anyways, feel very sorry for the tiger cub, glad it was rescued though, thanks for sharing this!
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Post by -x-Zaroque-x- » Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:55 am

Thank you for sorting that out SilverHybrid, I felt compleled to put this up about the Tiger Cub, just to know how much stress wild Tigers are getting.
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Post by Canidae » Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:24 pm

Oh my goodness. Certainly not good at all.

I'm glad they caught the woman red-handed...the airport officials could very well have saved that tiger from having a miserable life (or they might have just plain saved its life, )...
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Re: Live Tiger Cub found in Luggage

Post by Zethra » Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:59 pm

This is certainly.... disturbing on a lot of levels.
Smuggling in a Tiger is one thing, but doing it through regular luggage as if it was a stuffed toy? Really, that's a bit desperate in my opinion, not to mention dangerous for the tiger as it could easily have been suffocated.

I am glad that this woman was caught in the end.

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Post by Adalae » Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:29 pm

...Another one of "those" cases. The person just can't resist the adorable, cuddly little creature and decides to bring it with her..

So many bad things can happen with that statement it's ridiculous. I feel bad for the poor thing :C
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Post by Jayness » Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:04 pm

Poor tiger cub, I hope that women is put to justice. =(
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Post by -x-Zaroque-x- » Sat Sep 04, 2010 4:38 am

I am sure she will be, if you read on the other pictures provided by the Link I had gave my the article, it may tell more what happened about the Woman. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... 00x450.jpg
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Post by x-Riley-x » Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:49 pm

Oh my... this is quite sad.
Poor tiger cub, I'm glad that it's been rescued and that the woman was caught red-handed. Who knows what might've happened to it if they hadn't.
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Re: Live Tiger Cub found in Luggage

Post by soloreclipse » Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:35 pm

I heard that on the news! Wow! It is amazing what people will do to animals! It's just sad!
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Re: Live Tiger Cub found in Luggage

Post by Starforest » Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:57 pm

Thank goodness that she was caught. I wonder what happened to the poor thing!
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