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Restaurant nabbed for serving wildlife

Update: January, 11/2012 - 10:01

HA NOI — Ha Noi Police nabbed a restaurant in Thanh Xuan District on Monday for illegally producing tiger bone jelly, which is used to treat ailments such as rheumatism in eastern medicine.

In a search of the Tay Bac Quan restaurant, police found 150 kilos of bones which were later identified as coming from a Pathera Tigris, a rare species subject to hunting and trade restrictions.

Owner of the restaurant Nguyen Thi Thanh, 47, admitted to purchasing the tiger for VND180 million (US$860) from an unknown person. In 2007, she was sentenced to 18 months in prison for violating wildlife protection regulations. — VNS

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