South Africa traffics thousands of endangered wild animals to China in ‘corrupt and growing’ trade, investigation finds

South Africa traffics thousands of endangered wild animals to China in ‘corrupt and growing’ trade, investigation finds

South African traders with China are illegally selling thousands of wild animals threatened with extinction and endangered, under the guise of legal exports, according to an investigation. Monkeys have been stolen from the wild, and together with cheetahs, tigers, rhinos, lions and meerkats, they have been trafficked to circuses, theme parks, laboratories, zoos and “safari […]

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Two People Sent to Jail in Cambodia for Illegally Possessing Body Parts of Protected Wildlife

Two People Sent to Jail in Cambodia for Illegally Possessing Body Parts of Protected Wildlife

Two people in Cambodia have been sentenced to 26 months in jail each for possessing body parts of protected wild animals. It’s the first successful case like this since the Johor National Park was created 27 years ago. It’s also a success given that the illegal wildlife trade affects one-fifth of vertebrates on land. Wild animals clearly are in need of […]

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Petition: Find Wildlife Traffickers Who Tossed Exotic Animals Into the Sea to Their Death

Petition: Find Wildlife Traffickers Who Tossed Exotic Animals Into the Sea to Their Death

Recently, a study found that one-fifth of vertebrates on land are bought and sold in the wildlife trade. The wildlife trade, both legal and illegal, is a cruel, global multi billion dollar business in which animals are captured, killed, and sold for their meat, skin, and bones. Animals like pangolins are so highly trafficked, they […]

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