Tonggo Simangunsong, RestofWorld, Illegal wildlife trafficking thrives in Facebook groups for “animal lovers”, 10 July 2023

“In Indonesia, Facebook is filled with groups where illegal sellers thrive, trading in exotic animals on behalf of hunters. Scroll through the groups, and the regularity of posts is staggering. Here, a rare yellow monkey perches on the back of a cracked vinyl sofa. There, an illegal spotted cat shrinks into the corner of a dirty cage.” Let’s hope Meta will take some action immediately.


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