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US Using Trade Pacts to Fight Wildlife Poaching

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said wildlife poaching is funding terrorism and corruption. For that reason, Froman said, the U.S. considers poaching a threat to global security because it's driven by criminal elements, including terrorists using profits from items such as rhinoceros horns and elephant tusks to finance their activities. To meet the threat, U.S. officials are emphasizing the environmental component of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement that...

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