Seal skins seized

Date: 1/8/2002

An illegal shipment of 5000 seal skins was found at a New Jersey seaport and destined for China and Europe. Importing marine mammal parts into the US is illegal under a law designed to combat global trafficking in endangered or threatened species. Nambia (country of origin) permits commercial hunting of Cape fur seals whose numbers throughout Africa are estimated at about two million.

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