14 Sep '18, 12am

Endangered Animals Offered for Sale on Facebook in Thailand #care2

Endangered Animals Offered for Sale on Facebook in Thailand #care2

Facebook, as we all know, has been under fire for plenty of disturbing reasons. The company selling user data to Cambridge Analytica has gotten a lot of attention, and earlier this year it was accused of yet another contemptible activity: making a profit by selling ads on the pages of illegal wildlife traffickers . Facebook policy prohibits selling any animals on the platform. The company insisted that it doesn’t permit the sale of wildlife or their parts and that it removes groups that have been identified as engaging in illegal conduct. So why, then, are over 1,500 live and dead animals, including critically endangered species, available for sale online in Facebook groups in Thailand? The wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC made this discovery while conducting an investigation during one month in 2016. In a report published September 12, the group says the 200 spec...

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