police coup against illegal animal trafficking

Agents of the Environment Unit of the Municipal Police of Madrid they have seized 19 specimens of animals that were exposed inside lunch boxes for illegal sale in a parking lot near the Glass Pavilion of the Casa de Campo where the International Fair of Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish, Invertebrates and Small Mammals, Expoterraria, took place on the 17th.

This action, which is part of an international operation against the illicit trade in protected species, allowed a total of 19 live species to be seized, mainly reptiles, chameleons and snakes, which were exposed for sale in a parking lot and inside tupperwares, a spokesman for the Municipal Police has informed Europa Press.

Of these, four species are listed in the International Convention CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), an international agreement between governments that aims to ensure that international trade in specimens of animals and plants wild does not constitute a threat to the survival of the species.

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