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June 07, 2020 - One Green Planet

Animal Smugglers Drowned Birds into Ocean When Intercepted by Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard

Animal Smugglers Drowned Birds into Ocean When Intercepted by Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard
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When we hear news stories of animals being rescued from smugglers or sadly killed by smugglers, it’s important to remember that there are so many times smugglers aren’t caught. And all those times, plenty of animals are being smuggled and sold into the wildlife trade.

The wildlife trade that affects one in five land vertebrates on Earth and that is driving many animal species to extinction.

Just recently, the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard intercepted a boat of smugglers. Aboard they had monkeys, macaws, bullfinches, and parrots. The wildlife traffickers were detained but when they saw the Coast Guard coming, they threw many birds into the ocean to die.

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