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Illegal Wildlife Trade in Big Cats Is Thriving on UAE Websites


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife )

Cher Away
- 513 days ago - thenational.ae
A survey over four weeks by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (Ifaw) showed a total of 796 live animal advertisements were posted on 11 websites.



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. (2)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 9:35 am
This is horrible, this has to be stopped, advertising 4 to 6 wk. old babies for sale, no animal should leave it's mother that young, much less sold and flown from who knows where. And to declaw them? Monitoring this is not enough. Signed, thanks Cher.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 11:06 am
I'm sorry, I f I am being too simplistic, but , here is a case where the internet needs filters. I don't know if this a site on its own, or what. It doesn't matter. There has to be stricter laws in place on what can and cannot be posted.
I know there are plenty of people who would cry out that this is an infringement on people's freedoms. NO it isn't.
The internet is what it is - a piece of technology that has brought death, heightened terrorism, kidnapping, child porn, to a new level. Like anything else, man has the innate ability to use and abuse. It's time to alter the abuse.
 

Julie E. (316)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 12:15 pm
Grrr! I looked up online to purchase a tiger and 3 popped up! $450.00. My brain is thinking, hm, what to do...

I agree with you Allan.
 

Carol D. (104)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 2:48 pm
CITES should do more about this if they are on the endangered lists They are a big enough organization to get these ads banned off the internet and even do more Why do these middle eastern countries think they can get away with everything Is it because they' ve got the oil I wonder !

Noted thanks
 

Ruth S. (314)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 3:15 pm
I agree with you Carol D.
 

Barbara D. (107)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 3:34 pm
Noted, sadly. These magnificent creatures were never meant to bred as pets!!
 

pam w. (191)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 4:55 pm
Arabic nations have NEVER been known for efforts to preserve wildlife....much the contrary!
 

Gabriele R. (29)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 9:22 pm
Sadly noted,animals belong in the wild.
 

Sandra Patterson (60)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 10:33 pm
NOTED,THEY SHOULD NOT BE BOUGHT OR SOLD ON THE INTERNET,THEY NEED FREEDOM,YES,THIS SHOULD BE BANNED
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (378)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 11:19 pm
This is terrible! No animal should be bought or sold on the internet and these posting must be banned.
 

Robert O. (12)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 11:38 pm
Thanks Cher.
 

Danuta Watola (1179)
Monday February 25, 2013, 4:44 am
Noted
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Monday February 25, 2013, 3:21 pm
Noted in disgust. Maybe the ifaw should take this matter into their own hands, and any internet sites selling wild animals should be shut down.
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 3:53 pm
this needs to stop!!
 
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