SOUTH AFRICA TRAFFICS THOUSANDS OF ENDANGERED WILD ANIMALS TO CHINA IN ‘CORRUPT AND GROWING’ TRADE

The Independent on 18 May reported that South African traders with China are illegally selling thousands of wild animals threatened with extinction and endangered, under the guise of legal exports, according to an investigation.  The report says at least 5,035 live wild animals were exported to China from 2016 to last year.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/china-wildlife-trade-coronavirus-south-africa-illegal-rhino-lion-bat-ems-a9513226.html

 

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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