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Illegal pet sales of endangered species "openly traded" are still active on Facebook

This is Lucy-Langul Monkey. In addition to a list of used furniture, clothing and old toys, she is sold onFacebook. You can also find many other species, such as the world's smallest monkey, the Western pygmy marmoset, drawn with

chains. You can buy lions, cheetah cubs, and even rhinoceros horns.

This thriving market for illegal wildlife trade encourages the trafficking of endangered species. According to a survey by the campaign group Avaaz, which was discovered "just by clicking" from the search bar.

The most trafficked animals and endangered species on the planet are also sold on this site, using your mobile number via Whatsapp to "contact me for information." There is one post that says "Please."

On another eBay-style site, endangered species are also openly traded, leading a dire life under substandard conditions.

The sneaky trafficking of exotic wildlife also includes tiger cubs, dolphins and African parrots.

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In 2018, Facebook was one of the founders of a coalition to end wildlife smuggling and has the ambition to reduce illegal trade by 80% by 2020. Was established.

It introduced technology to find and remove such content, but "the people behind this terrible activity are permanent and their tactics to avoid those efforts. Is constantly evolving. "

Weak legislation on the breeding and sale of captive wildlife has ignited the black markets of pets, circus performers and foreign marine parks.

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In the UK, nearly 5,000 dangerous wildlife, including lions, tigers and cheetahs, are kept as pets. I am. More than 230 apes live in people's homes, including 14 wolves, bears and elephants. Animals are licensed under the Dangerous Wildlife Act.

Illegal wildlife trade is believed to not only drive species to extinction, but also pose a risk to humans who may be infected with animal diseases.

There has never been a better time to protect our health as well as wildlife vulnerable to this sneaky and dangerous trade.

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