A recent undercover investigation by World Animal Protection revealed that over 200 species from the Amazon rainforest are being sold at a market in Peru. All kinds of animals, in varying degrees of neglect, were found there, including dolphins, sloths, manatees, jaguars, turtles, and primates. Many of the animals were being sold to be used in spells, potions, perfumes, and medicinal concoctions.
Activists are outraged over the inhumanity and cruelty that was captured at the Peru market. They are also worried that the selling of wild animals could start another pandemic.
Local authorities are working with various wildlife teams to try to crack down on the illegal wildlife trade in Peru. It is a big job, especially after the market was recently allowed to reopen.
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