Internet is hotspot for illegal animal trading

The dangers of the Internet

The internet has become one of the main threats to endangered species, according to conservationists.

Our high-tech age of constant consumerism means that we can buy and sell anything we want – including live animals or their fur – through online auctions and chatrooms.

According to recent findings, it is the anonymity of these online auction sites and chatrooms which causes such a problem – as the illegal activities of buying and selling either animals or their furs is severely difficult to trace back to the perpetrator.

These websites clearly need to have a higher level of regulation around them, as these activities are illegal and a serious problem to the conservation and protection of our endangered species.


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