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Zoos, victims of black market theft

2021-10-15T17:15:44.849Z

DECRYPTION - Wildlife traffickers increasingly obtain supplies from parks. And sales proposals are pouring in on social networks.



2 baby elephants for sale from December 8.

The owner wants to get rid of them, he sells them badly for 2000 € and the female for 3500 €

”(sic).

"

White tiger for sale still baby 1700th those who are interested come in Pv there are 4 left (Looks like kittens but beefy)

" (sic).

Kangaroo for sale in Les Mureaux, still available 1300th

”.

On Snapchat and Twitter, proposals for the sale of wild animals are pouring in.

See also

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

While some are from poaching abroad, others are stolen from zoos.

Because "

the international regulations being reinforced and the penal response having increased

,

it becomes more difficult to obtain supplies in the countries where these animals live

", explains the French Biodiversity Office (OFB).

Flying in zoos is therefore "

less risky

" and, above all, lucrative: resale prices are higher because zoos are more and more attached to the conservation of "

genetically pure

" species

, therefore of high quality. , what collectors value.

Whether for

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Source: lefigaro

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