Over 400 animals saved from criminal traders


This 2011 video says about itself:

The Pet Trade: Exotic Mammals

For seven months, PETA went undercover inside one of the top sellers of reptiles and mammals in the United States. Learn more about what happens to exotic mammals, such as wallabies and two-toed sloths, who are exploited by the pet trade. Learn more here.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

More than four hundred animals have been rescued from smugglers off the coast of Malaysia. Among the animals were two young orangutans. The cargo ship came from Indonesia and was on its way to Thailand.

Customs received a tip about the smuggling operation and intercepted the boat. In addition to baby orangutans, customs found dozens of young saltwater crocodiles, rare birds and about 250 sugar gliders, small marsupials. The smugglers wanted to sell the animals as pets.

Three Indonesian men on board the ship were arrested. They can get a prison sentence of 10 years.

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