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The sale of wild animals, this other traffic in the "jungle" of the cities

2021-10-15T17:09:51.290Z

INVESTIGATION - Staged by footballers, singers and rappers, pet felines fuel fantasies, the black market and organized crime. The gendarmes multiply the seizures.



On Instagram, they parade at the foot of an HLM bar in tracksuits and caps, with servals, lion cubs or baby tigers.

Yielding to a variant of the “LOL cat” fashion, that of the “too cute cat” which makes teenagers crack, the most uninhibited multiply the selfies.

The young wild beasts, barely weaned, are for their part hugged or brandished like trophies in front of the lens.

Gladly rented (500 euros) for a party or a photo shoot, these animals are reduced to the state of cuddly toys.

Staged by footballers, singers and rappers, the fashion for pet cats is at its peak.

In the cities, where “bling-bling” reigns, the breath-taking effect did not take long.

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According to our information, the gendarmes of the Central Office for the fight against attacks on the environment and public health (Oclaesp) bring to light between eight and ten cases each year.

More than half of them are trafficking linked to organized crime.

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Source: lefigaro

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