Images courtesy of West Yorkshire Police
Operation Reaver display
Animal skulls seized at a home in West Yorkshire.
This new display highlights a recent case. Hundreds of animal parts were seized at a home in Wakefield. Some had been killed to order and sold for a profit online.
A retired couple were trading in rare species from Africa and Indonesia worldwide on eBay. They were operating without CITES permits.
A huge haul included parts of dead monkeys, flying foxes, hornbills and dried bats. The couple were charged with 51 offences, fined and faced a prison term.
Online trade involving fanatical wildlife criminals threatens many species survival.