200 pieces of taxidermy and complete stuffed animals confiscated in Valencia

Agents of the Nature Protection Service (Seprona) of the Guardia Civil of the city of Valencia have indicted one of the sons of the famous deceased Valencian businessman Francisco Ros Casares. A house search uncovered approximately 200 pieces of taxidermy and complete stuffed animals.

Seprona was assisted in this operation by agents from the Central Operational Environmental Unit (Ucoma). Together, they confiscated these hunting trophies which were kept at the home of the person being investigated.

This event occurred on Wednesday, April 6 at a property located in the Municipality of the Valencian Community of Betera. According to the information made available to theopinionofmalaga.essome of the animals were in the house, but most were in a building used as a warehouse, inside the huge lot on which the two buildings are located.

Among the stuffed specimens are some of great value, such as African lions, Bengal tigers, white rhinos and even giraffes, as well as dozens of elephant tusks. All these specimens belong to threatened and protected species, for which the person investigated – who has not been detained – is accused of a crime against fauna and flora.

A report will now be made by Seprona officers after a full inventory of all trophies and stuffed items on the property. Their final report will be used to confirm the degree of protection granted to these species, to determine possible crimes, which will be investigated by a court in the city of Ilria.

The investigator is the son of Francisco Ros Casares, the former president of Valencia CF, who owned a steel empire, and who died in 2014. An investigation was opened by the Guardia Civil after receiving confidential information about this collection of stuffed animals. exotic, which put them on the trail of the son of Mr. Ros Casares.

With Ucoma’s advice, Seprona launched her investigation and, after verifying the veracity of the information received, decided to seek a court order to gain access to the home and confiscate the specimens of protected species. The parts remain in the warehouse, under bail.

Most animals were clearly hunted on safaris in Africa, although there are also specimens of native fauna, such as deer or wild boar, as reported theopinionofmalaga.es.

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