Bunny Trafficking in Los Angeles

in Environmental Threats

A police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department stated that illegal vendors who sell bunnies in the Fashion District can make up to $300 to $400 a day during the week. On weekend, where there are more customers, the traffickers can make up to $1,000 selling bunnies.

Law enforcement officers stated that the vendors pay a portion of their revenues to the 18th Street Gang in order to sell their animals on the streets as a form of protection money.

Source:  Ana Garcia and Robbi Peele, “Collaring Animal Traffickers a Low Priority for LAPD,” NBC 4: Southern California, December 5, 2012.

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