Bolivian authorities have destroyed 90 skins that were seized back in June from a local shop that was selling them illegally.
The skins belonged to wild animals including jaguars, cougars, alligators, ocelots, rattlesnakes, boas, skuns, sicuris and cabiguaras.
The skins were valued at 17-20 thousand US dollars and will be sent to Normandy to be buried after their destruction, said Manlio Roca with the Public and Environment Ministry.
“We can’t allow people to continue preying on our environment, these actions should not be allowed,” said Roca.
Several people have been arrested for violating the country’s Supreme Decree no. 22641. They are now facing up to three years in jail.