Alibaba.com selling wildlife products, say conservationists

Shark fins, leopard skins and ivory are among the wildlife products being sold on Alibaba.com, the huge web trading site part-owned by Yahoo!, say conservation groups.

Paul Watson, founder and president of US conservation group Sea Shepherd wrote in a letter to Yahoo!: "Is this the legacy that you want Yahoo to leave — the destruction of the world’s sharks for shark fin soup in China?"

The group said a "10 minute search" on Alibaba.com turned up a "Northern leopard cat skin", an "ivory ball" and turtle eggs.

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