Despite Facebook’s promises to fight the illegal wildlife trafficking industry, it persists and continues to profit from the imprisonment and neglect of helpless animals.
A recent report by Avaaz claims that Facebook remains a popular platform for cruel animal traffickers.
The researchers found that Facebook’s algorithms “help criminals grow their business.” It should not be this easy for wildlife traffickers to find posts seeking to buy or sell live animals.
Elephant ivory from Thailand, pangolin scales from Vietnam, and sun bears from Malaysia. Tigers, walrus, tortoises, rhinos, sea turtles, and shark fins can all be found for sale on Facebook in a matter of seconds, says Mongabay.
Facebook is aware that criminal trade in wildlife is happening and they must take responsibility for their involvement in this threat to global biodiversity.
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