Web Desk(May 05, 2018): Fifty crocodiles have been seized at Heathrow airport after their transport conditions breached regulations.
The year-old reptiles, which arrived on a flight from Malaysia, had fought each other during the journey due to their cramped circumstances.Each of the five transportation boxes used had to room for four crocodiles – but 10 foot-long animals were in each one.
A Border Force spokesman said, “little attention” had been paid to the crocodiles’ welfare.
The crocodiles were intended for a farm in Cambridgeshire, where they were to be bred for meat. One crocodile has since died.The animals had been destined for a farm in Cambridgeshire – where they were to be bred for meat – but are now being cared for by officials from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
The remaining 49 crocodiles will be re-homed, a Home Office statement said.