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Officials: Wildlife products may finance terrorism
Associated Press ^ | Jun 16, 2014 7:30 PM EDT | Verena Dobnik

Posted on 06/16/2014 6:38:25 PM PDT by Olog-hai

The U.S. government is stepping up its crackdown on the illegal trafficking of wild animal products across the nation’s borders, saying some may be linked to terrorists, federal officials said Monday.

“Poaching in Africa is funding terrorist groups,” U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman told a news conference at Kennedy International Airport.

He said such illegal trade is a threat to global security because it’s driven by criminal elements, including terrorists using profits from items such as rhinoceros horns and elephant tusks to finance their activities. …

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: bordercontrol; poachers
Illegal drug cartels and open borders are also funding terrorist groups, but they want to keep the border open by contrast.
1 posted on 06/16/2014 6:38:25 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

But human trafficking doesn’t finance terrorism?

2 posted on 06/16/2014 6:44:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

The Obama Administration also finances terrorism.

3 posted on 06/16/2014 6:50:22 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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