Animal trading via social media rampant

3 January 2017 News

The illegal sale of orangutans and other endangered species via the internet is a growing problem in Southeast Asia, according to a report in The Jakarta Post. 

The Center for Orangutan Protection (COP) has expressed concern over the increasing practice of trading protected animals through social media.

“The police in cooperation with the Environment and Forestry Ministry have to enforce the law against such practices,” COP director Ramadhani told The Jakarta Post in Yogyakarta on Friday.


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