Horror pics show seven dead tiger cubs found frozen in back of trafficker's car

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Nguyen Huu Hue was arrested after the bodies of the critically endangered cubs were discovered in his vehicle at a car park in Hanoi, Vietnam.

The poor animals are seen with ice on their fur as they seemingly died while attempting to snuggle together for warmth.

Huu Hue, arrested on Thursday, is believed to have been using a well-known smuggling route from Laos, Vietnamese media reported.

He reportedly set-up a company which sells building material as a cover for the illegal trading of tigers and wildlife.

“In some areas, including much of Southeast Asia, tigers are still in crisis and still declining in number.”

WWF

When interviewed by police, Huu Hue confessed to buying some of the tigers in Laos, then illegally transporting them to Vietnam by road and on to Hanoi to find buyers.

According to police, Huu Hue has been the leader of a trans-national tiger trade line for many years.

He would go to Laos to buy tigers before transporting them to Vietnam and selling them in frozen form.

Hue’s line was repeatedly abolished by local police, but Huu Hue had escaped.

According to the WWF, tiger numbers in the wild are recovering everywhere except in Southeast Asia.

It reports: “Around 3,900 tigers remain in the wild, but much more work is needed to protect this species if we are to secure its future in the wild.

“In some areas, including much of Southeast Asia, tigers are still in crisis and still declining in number.”

Tiger bones are consumed as traditional medicine in China and other areas of Asia.

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