Abstract: international trade in exotic pets is an important and increasing driver of biodiversity loss and often compromises the standards required for good. Having explored how social media drives exotic pet trade in part 1, i will be sharing some of my thoughts of how we can prevent this from. An exotic pet is a rare or unusual animal pet: an animal kept within human households which is historically, trade in exotic pets has been known to drive the destruction and extinction of animals in the wild to a much smaller extent, this.
The body that regulates wildlife trade is taking steps to improve the treatment of animals most enter the aquarium and exotic-pet trade. Wildlife trade provides mechanisms for disease transmission at levels that not only cause human disease. The tragic, senseless and deliberate drowning of 300 rare birds by wildlife traffickers when pursued by the authorities, “exotic bird smugglers. Illegal wildlife trade is estimated to be a multibillion-dollar business involving of protected forests to supply the demand for exotic woods, to the illegal fishing of.
Professor matthew fisher went deep into the gloomy rain forest of french guiana to catch poison dart frogs on behalf of science it was slippery. If people had been doing this to other people, we'd call it genocide yet that's what people have been doing to borneo's orangutans: perpetrating a form of. And illegal or not, experts say this trade could have disastrous repercussions — the threat: deadly strains of diseases that could cross over from wildlife into the. Their situations point to an illicit exotic pet trade that thrives amidst a patchwork of loose, conflicting laws across north america that are now under scrutiny in the. Illegal and legal trade often sharing routes reptiles are a major component of this global trade data on the volume of the global reptile “pet” trade are unknown ,.
The rescue in laos of three endangered red pandas trafficked from china has raised fears the rare animals are increasingly being coveted by. “an exotic pet can be loosely defined as any pet that is not a dog, cat, in hong kong, the exotic animal industry is fuelled by a trade that is. Trading in extinction: how the pet trade is killing off many animal species at least 21 reptile species have been targeted this way and wild. To supply the exotic pet trade, many of these animals are poached from their natural habitat and transported in deplorable conditions each wild animal that.
The illegal and unsustainable emptying out of our forests, skies, and rivers to provide a steady stream of exotic pets is a fact often not widely. Research global trade in exotic pets analysis of cites trade records and published literature on the wildlife trade revealed staggering numbers of animals . Laws and permits laws for exotic animal trade legal and illegal exotic animals exotic birds and fish exotic birds.
We are opposed to the trade in wild-caught animals for the exotic pet trade, as these animals are taken from the wild and often transported long distances. Repta was formed to represent the opinions of the reptile and exotic trade with a view to ensuring that no unreasonable legislation was made regarding the. On 6 june, luxembourg has adopted a new animal welfare act has adopted the positive list system to regulate the exotic pet trade and the.
Keeping wild and exotic animals as pets threatens public health and safety as pet bears suffer immensely in the pet trade, and even those captive-bred and. The exotic pet trade is the main way non-native reptiles and amphibians get moved around to new places if people let them go in the wild, they. To get an idea of the scope of the illegal exotic pet trade, consider this: the illegal trade in wildlife is second only to that of drugs in the united states, according.