Friday, January 23, 2015

Baby Eels Rescued

Two million baby eels escaped the plate

Bulgarian customs officials seized two million endangered baby eels hidden in luggage on Friday. According to Reuters, two Chinese traffickers were detained at Sofia airport for trying to smuggle the eels from Madrid to Sofia. They had declared them as "food items."

The European eel is classified as a critically threatened species of fish protected by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. Read more here.

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