This Taxidermy Collection Featured Hundreds of Stuffed Endangered Species. Demand an Investigation!
Investigators in Spain recently discovered the corpses of more than 1,000 presumably poached animals — all stuffed and turned into taxidermied decorations or trophies. The gruesome collection featured the bodies of many endangered species, including elephants, rhinos, Bengal tigers, lions, leopards, cheetahs, polar bears, and more. Some of the animals belonged to species that are already considered extinct in the wild. Authorities reported that the taxidermied wildlife were supposedly “worth” more than $31 million — but the only “worth” they should have is just living their lives!
The dead animals’ stuffed forms were sitting in two warehouses that authorities had been watching. The man who owns the warehouses was already under suspicion for potential smuggling and other crimes. While he has not yet been arrested, that doesn’t mean this is over yet. This man and all his connections must be investigated. It’s gut-wrenching to know that more animals could be in danger in the future if his criminal network is allowed to continue operating. Urge Spanish authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into the entire criminal ring involved in the taxidermying of these 1,090 animals. Sign the petition to stand up for endangered species now!