Seriously?! People are keeping rare wild animals in their homes in Sharjah and authorities are FURIOUS

Why? Just why...
ByJulianne TolentinoThursday , 05 September 2019
Seriously?! People are keeping rare wild animals in their homes in Sharjah and authorities are FURIOUS
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There's been an ongoing trend in Sharjah of smuggling rare endangered animals into the country, and so far, no one has actually gotten away with it. But it just keeps coming.

Two weeks ago, a shady group of traffickers was caught illegally importing Siamese crocodiles and nine birds from the rare hornbill family, both of which are extremely endangered.

Thankfully, Sharjah's Environment and Protected Areas Authority and the police caught the smugglers, and the animals are now being taken care of.

But the trouble didn't stop there. Just recently, more rare animals were discovered after a private home was raided in Sharjah. And this time, the traffickers were attempting to sell a white lion cub, two tiger cubs, and two monkeys online. The suspect has luckily been arrested and is now being questione, after someone anonymously warned authorities.

Authorities are now taking extra measures to catch any illegal trafficking of wild animals, after it was announced in May that officials were given anti-trafficking training to prevent smuggling.

Hopefully this doesn't happen again. 

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