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EBay spokesman Chris Donlay said illegal animal product sales are not a big problem for the auction site. EBay doesn't allow trading of live animals, but it does permit sales of legal taxidermy animals and animal parts, he said.
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In 2014, IFAW Oceania investigated the sale of endangered wildlife on online marketplaces accessible in Australia and New Zealand. They found a wide variety of species available, most of them offered on two of Australia’s most popular trading websites, despite those sites having policies that prohibit trade in endangered and protected species. The report revealed a 266 per cent increase in the number of ads for endangered wildlife since comparable research in 2008. Animal Custom Jerseys Outlet Sale Online Store
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The report, released last week by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), revealed that thousands of wild animals and animal parts—from live chimpanzees to whole elephant tusks—are illegally offered for sale online every day.Currently, and Richmond are the only two cities in the Lower Mainland that don’t allow live animal (cats, dogs, rabbits) sales. And while Vancouver does allow pet stores to sell animals, a does require store owners to make sure the animals are properly cared for.Of the five million new auctions posted on eBay daily, only a small fraction involve wildlife products, such as stuffed birds and the pelts and skins of some animals, Durzy said. And the site prohibits the sale of live animals.An exhaustive six-week investigation found a staggering 33,006 endangered wildlife and wildlife products for sale via 280 online marketplaces across 16 countries. More than 32 per cent of the items for sale were ivory or suspected ivory, while reptiles came in a close second at 26 percent. Live animals were featured in 54 percent of the ads.In 2014, IFAW conducted four separate investigations into online wildlife trade. What we found was a murky multi-million dollar trade in wild animals and their parts that is booming over online marketplaces -- and many questions about the legality of hundreds of advertisements offering endangered species for sale. These bangles aren't imitation. Rather, they're real turtle-shell jewelry found for sale online. The internet has become a haven for sales of exotic pets and animal products, many of them illegal and made from endangered species, a study released this week has found.IFAW investigates online trade in protected and endangered species in various countries. Where possible findings are shared with law enforcers to provide them information that may lead to enforcement actions including prosecutions. We communicate our findings with online marketplaces to help them improve measures to prevent trade in protected and endangered animals. Our research methods are based on the experience gained by supporting many law enforcers; NB our assessments are based on individual offers for sale not definitive evidence of criminal activity.All purchasers of dogs from merchants (breeders, retail pet stores, and individuals who routinely sell dogs) are protected their states’ Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). The UCC is essentially a part of state law that governs all sales and business transactions. Not only does the UCC provide some uniformity and stability to this area of law, but it also describes the rights and responsibilities of buyers and sellers. With the sale of companion animals, the UCC’s provisions concerning the sale of goods is at issue. Dogs, cats, and other companion animals are deemed “goods” under the UCC. This legal term, while not accurately reflecting the true value we place upon these creatures, gives buyers certain legal remedies.