Saturday, June 6, 2015

"Ivory, Tortoise Shell & Fur: The Ugly Truth of Wildlife Trafficking" Exhibit Opening Photo Recap

Perhaps it's not as sexy as organized crime (gangsters are awfully hard to compete with) but there's no discounting the crime that is wildlife trafficking. The Crime Museum unveiled its newest exhibit, "Ivory, Tortoise Shell & Fur: The Ugly Truth of Wildlife Trafficking" to a star-studded crowd last night, part of a media preview/exhibit opening that's sure to spark anger, dismay (and thanks to the efforts of those in attendance) hope. Greed isn't good: It's bad, and exhibits like this shed much-needed light on those awful enough to perpetrate it. Fingers crossed, that everyone and their uncle takes time to see it.

The exhibit officially opens to the public today, and runs through February 2016. Illegal wildlife trafficking rakes in billions a year, and has a clear tie to terrorist organizations... placing all of us in potential danger. To prove just how important it is, various top-level government officials were on hand to discuss what's being (and can be) done. This included a keynote address by Assistant Secretary of State William R. Brownfield, INTERPOL Director Shawn Bray and Princess Aliyah Pandolfi, CEO of the Kashmir World Foundation, as well as others.

Post-Remarks Reception

Click here to learn more about the exhibit, and click here to purchase tickets online. The Crime Museum is open 363 days a year (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.) Click here to view hours of operation.

Assistant Secretary of State William R. Brownfield

Abalone Shell Bracelet

Checkered Keelback Water Snake & Asian Forest Scorpion Medicinal Wine