According to some underground footage taken, a hunters convention was selling items such as elephant skin furniture, paintings on elephant ears, and hippopotamus products including skulls in Reno, Nevada. To purchase hippo products, one must prove that the products are over 100 years old and antique. Additionally, hunting trips to bag lions were for sale at the convention. Both the Humane Society of the United States and International were involved and commented about the illegal activities, but stated that when profits are to be made off of such sales, laws are thrown out the window.
- Last week, an investigation at the “hunter’s heaven” showed that hippo teeth and paintings on elephant ears were being sold.
- The Humane society international and the Humane society of the United States revealed the images and they have reported them to enforcement authorities.
- Selling and buying of items like elephant or hippo products is illegal in Nevada unless the seller can prove that they are antique and at least 100 years old.
“Undercover footage has revealed how hippo skull coffee tables, elephant skin furniture and stingray handbags were among wildlife items on sale at a safari convention in Nevada.”