Crossing the Red Line: Japan's exotic pet trade

Exotic wild animals are being smuggled into Japan and once past Customs border controls, continue to be legally sold as pets finds a new TRAFFIC report, Crossing the red line: Japan’s exotic pet trade. The study also highlights the potential for the exotic pet trade to facilitate the transmission of zoonotic diseases. Mammalian seizures included primates and bats whose import is prohibited by the Infectious Disease Control Law.

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