A Quebec-based fur company is being fined for the illegal trafficking of polar bear skins.
Environment and Climate Change Canada is imposing a fine of $22,500 to Fourrures Mont-Royal Inc., which has a storefront location in Montreal’s Old Port neighbourhood.
According to the government organization, Fourrures Mont-Royal Inc. sold three polar-bear-skin rugs, an act that counts as the illegal trafficking of wildlife.
The company pled guilty to the charges on October 3rd.
The $22,500 will go directly to the Environmental Damages Fund and the company is being added to the Environmental Offenders Registry, reports The Gazette.
Two of the polar-bear-skin rugs will also be given to the government.