An exotic-pets shop in Mong Kok. Hong Kong has been identified as an epicentre for the world’s illicit trade in the animals. Photo: Jelly Tse
An exotic-pets shop in Mong Kok. Hong Kong has been identified as an epicentre for the world’s illicit trade in the animals. Photo: Jelly Tse
SCMP Editorial
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Hong Kong exotic animals trade cries out for action

  • Huge volume of city deals not only increases extinction threat to rare species, but also risks importing pathogens lethal to local wildlife and potentially dangerous to health

An exotic-pets shop in Mong Kok. Hong Kong has been identified as an epicentre for the world’s illicit trade in the animals. Photo: Jelly Tse
An exotic-pets shop in Mong Kok. Hong Kong has been identified as an epicentre for the world’s illicit trade in the animals. Photo: Jelly Tse
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