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Following the seizure of seven dead tiger cubs last week, ENV today (International Tiger Day) called on the Vietnamese legal system to prosecute the alleged tiger kingpin to the full extent of the law.
Speaking on Voice of Vietnam radio, an ENV representative congratulated the Hanoi Police for the three arrests but noted that this is only halfway to success. According to the Penal Code, the seven tiger cubs propels alleged tiger trafficking kingpin, Nguyen Huu Hue into the highest punishment bracket, 10-15 years’ imprisonment. It is therefore vital he is prosecuted, and justice served by a suitably lengthy prison sentence.
(Image credit: baomoi.com)
EN language newspaper report of the tiger cub seizure
As few as five tigers may remain in the wild in Vietnam, most surviving in border areas of the central and northwest region of the country. However, investigations show that the illegal tiger trade flourishes in Vietnam, with a small number of farms known to be selling tiger cubs and trading in tigers, as well as suspected of laundering tigers through their farms that originate from abroad.