The Second Life of Animal Contraband

While it may be too late for some trafficked animals, confiscated skins and scales still play a role in helping others.

While it may seem too late for the 1.5 million pieces of animal contraband housed by the U.S. FWS outside of Denver, Colorado, mounts, skins, scales, and other items may still serve an educational purpose — and could even be used to help develop the tools needed to catch and prosecute traffickers. (Visual: )

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