Sep 10, 2018
Facebook animal trade exposed in Thailand
More than 1,500 listings of live animals for sale have been found on Facebook in Thailand by a wildlife trafficking watchdog. Facebook said it did not allow the trade of endangered species. Among the 200 different species listed for sale were two non-native species banned from international commercial trade - the Eurasian otter and the black spotted turtle. "Growing online wildlife trade will only pile further pressure on threatened non-native species that currently have no legal protection or regulation," said Kanitha Krishnasamy, Traffic's acting regional director in south-east Asia. "A spokeswoman for Facebook said:"Facebook does not allow the sale or trade of endangered species or their parts, and we remove this material as soon as we are aware of it.
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