At last the Tamil Nadu Government put an end to his atrocities by shooting him. It was undoubtedly a great victory for the Tamil Nadu Government to kill Veerappan, who had been elusive for many years. Toys, images of Gods and Goddesses and various kinds of artistic objects are made at of the elephant tusks and they fetch much profit to the businessmen. Tigers are killed for their beautiful skin of beautiful patterns. Even their bones are powdered and used as medicine. The horns of rhinoceroses are believed to have medicinal properties and so the rhinoceroses are shot, their horns are removed and sold. Poaching is a regular business for some criminals.