From tiger bones to elephant tusks, India sets fire to stockpile of illegal wildlife parts

November 2, 2014 11:46 AM

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NEW DELHI – India has set fire to a stockpile of tiger skins, elephant tusks and rhino horns in an effort to discourage illegal wildlife smuggling and trade in South Asia.

Animal poaching and illegal smuggling have flourished in India, driven by black market demand from China, Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries where many believe exotic animal parts have medicinal or aphrodisiacal properties.

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