20th September 12:31 PM
Animal trade exposed in Thailand
By Semi Turaga
Tuesday 11/09/2018
Facebook animal trade exposed in Thailand [Photo: BBC]

More than 1,500 listings of live animals for sale have been found on Facebook in Thailand by a wildlife trafficking watchdog.

Traffic, which monitors such activity, said many of the species, despite having international protection, were not native to the country, and so trading them was unregulated.

The listings were found on 12 Facebook groups during one month in 2016.

Facebook said it did not allow the trade of endangered species.

Some of the animals for sale which are banned from international commercial trade are native to Thailand, such as the helmeted hornbill and Siamese crocodile ‑ which are both critically endangered ‑ and the Asiatic black bear.

[Source: BBC]

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