Hundreds of caimans from Guyana arrive dead in the Netherlands

Hundreds of caimans shipped from Guyana were found dead the Nether-lands in two separate shipments over recent days that violated air transport regulations and breached international wildlife rules.

A December 12th statement on the website of the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) said that a November 29, 2013 a shipment for a dealer in the Netherlands resulted in the deaths of over 320 caimans. The NVMA statement said that the caimans were transported in crates that didn’t have enough ventilation holes.  In some cases there were 50 caimans in one container when there are only supposed to be three. There was a total of 444 caimans in the shipment.

The NVMA said that on December 12th, 2013 another shipment of 200 caimans and three snakes, this time destined for the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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