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Tigers and gorillas for sale online

Postby bevan » Wed Oct 19, 2005 9:06 am

Thousands of endangered animals supposedly protected by law are being traded openly on the internet and sold as “exotic pets”, say wildlife crime investigators working with an international animal charity.

Do you think people should be allowed to keep exotic animals as pets?

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Postby Dixie » Wed Oct 19, 2005 7:53 pm

They are sold online? But that should be prohibited!

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Postby Shazzam » Wed Oct 19, 2005 9:49 pm

Dixie wrote:They are sold online? But that should be prohibited!


I recently got sent an e-mail from a friend from a web-site (something similar to ebay). This was an advertisement for a dolphin. It was in New Zealand; this guy was trying to sell a dolphin that he had captured and had in his backyard pool. The asking price was $10,000.00 NZ. I couldn't believe it. It is so cruel. :cry:

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Postby bevan » Fri Oct 21, 2005 9:51 am

Dixie wrote:They are sold online? But that should be prohibited!


The investigators looked at nearly 100 websites based around the world and found a “shocking” selection of rare and endangered animals for sale. They included a Siberian tiger ($70,000), a young gorilla ($8,100) advertised as being in London, and other rare monkeys, birds, seahorses and whole turtle shells. The Guardian Weekly 17/8/2005, page 17


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