Photo: 900 Oven-Ready Owls, 7,000 Live Lizards Seized in Asia



Some of the 900 owls seized in a November 4, 2008, raid in Malaysia are shown as they were found, plucked and plastic wrapped—signs they were intended as food.

The owl raid was followed three days later by a seizure that yielded 7,000 live monitor lizards. The sizes of both hauls indicate that illegal-wildlife traders in Southeast Asia are becoming more organized, experts say.

Photograph by Chris Shepherd/TRAFFIC


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