SINGAPORE’S THRIVING ONLINE BIRD TRADE 

The NGO, TRAFFIC has published a study that found thousands of birds for sale online in Singapore and highlights the critical need for a compulsory wildlife-pet registration system to make buyers more accountable and deter unlicensed sellers operating online.  It found 3,354 live animals for sale in 44 Singapore-based Facebook groups from December 2018 to April 2019 and that online sellers were unlicensed and therefore acting illegally. Almost 99% of the wildlife found in the study were birds. 

https://www.traffic.org/site/assets/files/16465/trading_faces-dec2021.pdf

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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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