Selling wild animals on Facebook, a younger is fined 2 million VND

May 8, 2023

The Nam Dong District Forest Protection Department has just sanctioned an administrative violation of 2 million VND  for an individual for illegally advertising and keeping wild animals in captivity.

Pictures for sale of wild animals on the social network Facebook. Image. KLH.

On April 8, the Forest Protection Department of Thua Thien – Hue province said that the Nam Dong district FPD under the unit has just sanctioned an administrative violation with a fine of 2 million VND for an individual for advertising acts. , captive forest animals contrary to the provisions of the law.

Previously, receiving feedback from people through Hue-S (the smart city service application in Thua Thien – Hue province), the Nam Dong District Forest Protection Department checked the subject L.D.B.L, residing in the village. Xuan Phu, Huong Phu commune, Nam Dong district and captured 4 individuals of CITES Appendix II iguana (alive) with scientific name (Iguana spp.) with a weight of 0.7kg.

Administrative sanctioning decision of Nam Dong County. Photo:  KLH.

The Nam Dong Forest Protection Department issued a decision to impose an administrative penalty on Mr. L.D.B.L. for advertising and keeping wild animals in captivity against the law with the amount of 2 million VND.

In which, the act of advertising for trading wild animals is against the law by 1 million VND; the act of keeping wild animals in captivity is against the law by 1 million VND.

According to research, if in the past, the act of buying and selling wild animals often took place stealthily and discreetly, now it is rampant on social networking sites.

Not only selling and advertising common wild animals, many subjects also advertise the trade in endangered and rare wild animals that need to be protected at the highest level in accordance with the law.

Source: Báo Nông nghiệp Việt Nam

 

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