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Old 04-02-2008, 07:01 PM   #1
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Default Brazil: 740 alligators butchered for their meat

740 alligators have been found slaughtered in a nature reserve in the Amazon rain forest. Inspectors from Brazil's environmental protection agency swooped on the Piagacu-Purus reserve and confiscated eight tons of skinned and salted alligator corpses. The meat had been set to be sold for human consumption.

"We were surprised and shocked," Aldenira Queiroz, an agency director, said. "This indicates a large-scale commercial operation."

She said the meat was to have been sold for human consumption, but it would now probably be incinerated.

The alligator skins, the most valuable part of the animal, were dumped in rivers, an agency spokesman said.

Some environmentalists say the reserve is a favourite hunting ground for local politicians and wealthy businessmen.

Hunting alligators in Brazil is prohibited under federal law, even though some experts have warned of overpopulation in certain areas.

http://news.scotsman.com/world/740-a...eir.3936571.jp
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Corpses?

Carcasses.
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