These shocking photographs show four tiny tiger cubs which have been frozen so they can be sold to make glue.
The glue, believed to contain healing qualities, is made from the meat, skin, claws and bone from the frozen animals.
Police in Nam Dinh province in Vietnam have arrested a wildlife trafficker, named locally as Pham Van Tu, 26, as he attempted to sell the cubs.
He claimed he purchased the cubs from a market at the border of Vietnam and Laos for VND2 million (£60), reports the Daily Express.
The trafficker planned to sell them for VND8 million (£250) after looking for a buyer on Facebook.
He is accused of being a member of a wildlife trafficking ring and has been taken into custody for questioning.
Gangs in the southeast Asian country have been seen blatantly advertising tiger parts and clubs on social networks as part of the illegal trade.
Tragically, it is believed there could be as few as 30 wild tigers in Vietnam and Laos.
Dr Pieter Kat, a scientist at LionAid, told the Express: ‘There is no doubt that Vietnam’s wild tiger populations have declined to perhaps a handful now surviving.
‘This decline can undoubtedly be attributed to poaching for tiger products.
‘However, there is also good evidence that Vietnam, like China is breeding tigers in captivity for the purposes of unfounded ‘traditional medicines’.’