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6 animals beloved by crazy drug lords

By: Shea Gunther on Aug. 23, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
snarling tiger

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Tigers are the purrfect pet for a privately stocked zoo. They share all the ferocious features of the lion but are a little more solitary than their feline cousins, something a sensitive drug lord can appreciate (because he doesn't have real friends). In a nationwide sweep conducted by Mexican authorities in July 2011, more than 5,500 illegal animals and plants were seized from drug traffickers. It doesn't take much of a stretch of the imagination to envision some poor cartel underling tossed into a tiger pit after he displeased his boss.