Crocodile skin bag lands Almeria woman in trouble

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FINE: The woman has to €4 a day for eight for breaking wildlife trade laws. CREDIT: Shutterstock

AN Almeria woman’s attempts to sell items made from animal skin and ivory online landed her in legal trouble.

An Almeria court has imposed a fine of €4 a day for eight months for breaking wildlife trade laws. The court also banned her from hunting or fishing for two years and ordered her to pay the legal costs of the case.

According to reports the woman advertised for buyers for a second-hand crocodile skin suitcase and an elephant ivory cross on a number of internet portals without the requisite Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora certificates.

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Also reportedly among the items of clothing and object she was hoping to sell were a baby seal skin hat and a mink fur jacket.

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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