A west-coast wildlife activist alleges he purchased three bottles
containing parts of endangered species, being sold illegally in a store
in Toronto’s Chinatown yesterday…
Marr asked reporters to
accompany him to the Po Chi Tong Chinese pharmacy on Dundas St. W.
yesterday where he purchased the three bottles. The bottles of pills
purportedly contained bear gall bladder secretion, possibly from the
endangered Asiatic Black bear, secretions from the musk gland of the
endangered Musk Deer, and tiger bone, possibly from the endangered
Bengal or Siberian Tiger, Marr said.
species are totally forbidden to be traded, alive or dead, in whole or
part,” he said, adding that in June 1996 Ottawa enacted laws “forbidding
the sale of anything containing endangered species parts.”
“The point of this exercise
is to prove that the law is not being effectively enforced.”…
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