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How's this for a sales pitch: "Created for Spring/Summer 2010 Alexander McQueen PUMA campaign Crane Vs. Tiger, photographed by Nick Knight. Taxidermied Belgian tiger specimen on painted wooden base. 204 x 60 x 200cm." Purchased last year from a German Zoo for the photoshoot, the stuffed Belgian tiger was put on sale for £50,000. The seller in question has since been arrested under suspicion he violated an endangered species wildlife trading law. A recent European investigation found that European zoos were killing healthy tigers to sell to a taxidermist in Belgium. No word yet on whether this tiger was a victim of the scheme. [CocoPerez]