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Resource ID: #18840
Subject: Animals
Source: MSNBC
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Date: June 4

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MSNBC, in a joined effort with BBC, details the work of Operation Chameleon designed to catch animal traffickers and smugglers internationally. The report looks at the illegal network of Anson Wong from Malaysia, leader of the biggest ever known animal dealing and smuggling operation. Wong is currently awaiting sentencing in a Californian prison. The production also tells the story of Paul Sullivan who "has broken laws to protect reptiles from being poached and traded to extinction." The most stunning warning is that the multi-billion-dollar illegal trade of precious reptiles around the world has brought more than 71 species on the verge of extinction, and that "we are into the greatest extinction of historical times."

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