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Friday, January 15, 2010

Psychiatrist Arrested for Trafficking in Gall Bladders

So, it's not just rednecks in Washington State who are doing this.

From the Seattle P-I:
A Japanese psychiatrist with a home in Seattle is facing poaching and gun-possession charges following allegations that he poached several black bears and tried to smuggle gallbladders back to Japan.

In charging documents filed in King County Superior Court, prosecutors contend Dr. Tohru Shigemura made repeated trips to Washington to hunt bear, taking animals out of season and on tribal lands. Shigemura, prosecutors claim, also amassed a collection of 11 firearms without the appropriate permits

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