A 24 year old taxidermy dealer has been jailed today (7th December 2015) for a total of 24 weeks at Burnley Crown Court. Aaron William Halstead of Glen View Road, Burnley was sentenced to 4 consecutive sentences of 6 weeks (total 24 weeks) for 4 offences contrary to the Control in Endangered Species (Enforcement) Regulations […]
Catherine Emberton 29yrs, of Gleadless Road, Sheffield appeared at Sheffield Crown Court today (30/03/2015) where she was sentenced for offences under the Control of Trade in Endangered Species (Enforcement) Regulations 1997 relating to the illegal trade in tiger claws and teeth. Ms. Emberton had pleaded guilty at a previous hearing. The conviction was the result […]
Lee Yafano, 41 years of Glenfield Drive, Middlesbrough, appeared at Teeside Crown Court yesterday (25th June 2014) and pleaded guilty to three offences in connection with his taxidermist business. In November 2012 the UK National Wildlife Crime Unit and Cleveland Police monitored an individual who was later identified as Lee Yafano, who was trading in […]
“A Battersea man has been fined just £1,375 despite admitting to illegally trading ivory, whale and dolphin bone and marine turtle shell online. Detectives from the Met Police’s Wildlife Crime Unit began investigating Alick Brown, 30, from Worfield Street, Battersea, in May 2012 after Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) raised concerns about two companies. […]
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