Saturday, February 19, 2011
Online Trading of Wildlife Parts
Nowadays people can buy and sell all kinds of goods through online websites such as Amazon.
Unfortunately not all of the traded goods are legal, some are illegal, for example parts of endangered wildlife.
According to the Canadian Press, the Police and Forestry officials have arrested a man in his art shop in North Jakarta on 9 February for allegedly using the internet to sell hundreds of illegal wildlife parts, including Ivory, Tiger skin and teeth of the world's smallest bear.
Monster and Critics quoted a Forestry official as saying that the man may possibly be part of an international illegal wildlife trafficking ring, and if found guilty he could face a maximum of 10 years prison sentence.
I hope that the authorities would do their best efforts to prevent the sales-purchase of illegal wildlife parts among others by making sure that this man would be prosecuted, tried and punished so that other would not follow his illegal actions.
Photo : Courtesy of ExpertNews.