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One of the UK’s last cruel reptile markets will finally come to an end after pressure and a campaign by an animal rights group.

The Animal Protection Agency (APA) finally convinced the Doncaster council to end the show, with the final event taking place on June 19th. The group has spent years working hard to stop these cruel reptile markets around the country.

Reptiles are sold at these markets in small plastic takeaway tubs and treated like “inanimate commodities.” The organizers of the event blamed the ending on the activist’s campaign and called it harassment, but to the APA and animal lovers around the world, this is a huge win.

The trading of pets at market stalls was outlawed nearly 40 years ago because “animal welfare cannot be ensured in temporary and makeshift environments,” said the APA. This is a huge step in the right direction for stopping these wild animal markets and leaving these animals alone!

The fight for the end of the exotic pet trade is not over, though. There are still many places where markets like this are happening. The world’s largest rattlesnake roundup, a weekend-long event in Texas, is still happening despite the cruel practices that take place throughout the weekend.

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We do not have the right to take animals out of their environments and sell them for profit, and this was fantastic work by an amazing animal agency. Sign this petition to stop Texas’ cruel Rattlesnake Roundup!

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