Solving Crimes Against Animals With Forensic Experts

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory is the only lab in the world devoted entirely to investigating crimes against animals.

Check out this video from Great Big Story to see how scientists are solving crimes against animals.

Wildlife, including endangered species, are killed illegally, smuggled and sold for billions of dollars each year.

Founded by a crime scene investigator, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory in Ashland, Oregon, uses state-of-the-art technology (as well as flesh-eating beetles). Meet some of the forensics experts at "the only full service crime lab for wildlife in the world."Founded in 1988 by former crime scene investigator Ken Goddard, the lab could be mistaken for something out of a television show—except for the freezers full of animal corpses and flesh-eating beetles. Located in Ashland, Oregon, this state-of-the-art facility boasts a pathology department, an on-site forensic ornithologist and a genetics team to investigate illegal animal killings, smuggling and other crimes. With such a coveted team of experts and scientists, this unique lab is helping the entire world crack down on serious crimes against animals.

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brigitte-perreault
brigitte-perreault

Editor

35,000 specimens!

brigitte-perreault
brigitte-perreault

Editor

I had no idea this existed, wonderful!

Kat26
Kat26

so cool!!!

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