An Exotic Pet Trade

International Animal Rescue [IAR] have released a new factsheet, concerning the number of exotic animals captured and exported in the illegal pet trade.

The trade in wild animals as pets causes suffering to millions of animals, disrupts ecosystems and drives species to extinction. The trade also provides a route for disease transmission, which poses a risk to human and animal health.

ENDCAP opposes the trade in wild animals as pets as it is unsustainable, inhumane and puts public and animal heath at risk. ENDCAP urges the European Community to urgently review the effects of the ongoing trade in wild-caught reptiles on public health, animal health and welfare, and species conservation and to take appropriate action, where necessary, to address these issues.

Please take some time to read this report.

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