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May 11, 2019 - Global News

37 spotted seal pups in China rescued from traffickers, released back into the wild

37 spotted seal pups in China rescued from traffickers, released back into the wild
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Animal rights groups on Saturday cheered the release of 37 spotted seal pups rescued from traffickers into the wild in northern China in a small victory for efforts to save the country’s endangered species.

It said the pups had been taken from the wild by traffickers for the aquarium industry and for display in aquariums, shops and restaurants.

VA: The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports that the southern distinct population segment of spotted seals, which lives in the Yellow Sea and Sea of Japan, is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

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