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CNN: The Victims Of Illegal Wildlife Trade

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Ann Novek( Luure)--With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors

The victims of the illegal wildlife trade

By Laura Smith-Spark, CNN
updated 9:07 PM EST, Tue December 2, 2014

A tiger skin is among the illegal items that have been confiscated over the years at Warsaw Chopin Airport in Warsaw, Poland. Photographer Adam Lach recently documented some of the items as part of his project "Human Tsunami."A tiger skin is among the illegal items that have been confiscated over the years at Warsaw Chopin Airport in Warsaw, Poland. Photographer Adam Lach recently documented some of the items as part of his project “Human Tsunami.”
A polar bear skin lies on a cart at the airport. For Lach, the illegal wildlife trade symbolizes the devastation that can result from human thoughtlessness. A polar bear skin lies on a cart at the airport. For Lach, the illegal wildlife trade symbolizes the devastation that can result from human thoughtlessness.
This lizard skin handbag was owned by a hunter who wanted to stand out among his peers.This lizard skin handbag was owned by a hunter who wanted to stand out among his peers.
A snake skin coat is held up in Warsaw. "This project aims to show human arrogance and folly and to build in us humility," Lach said.A snake skin coat is held up in Warsaw. “This project aims to show human arrogance and folly and to build in us humility,” Lach said.
A man smuggled this elephant's leg from Africa. He said his neighbor used one as a garbage can. He wanted to use it as an umbrella stand.A man smuggled this elephant’s leg from Africa. He said his neighbor used one as a garbage can. He wanted to use it…

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