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Srinagar, India, October 7, 2007—Wildlife officials in Kashmir began tossing thousands of rare animal hides and garments into fires on Sunday, part of a weeklong process designed to help protect the region's endangered wildlife.

Officials hope destruction of the seized items will send a clear message that illegal trapping and trading will not be tolerated.

"We destroyed nearly 10,000 hides and garments by setting them on fire yesterday," wildlife warden Rashid Y. Naqash told the Reuters news agency on Monday.

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