Facebook is a ‘major enabler’ of illegal trade in wildlife

Two days and a few clicks. That’s how easy it was for a team of Avaaz researchers with no background in investigating wildlife trafficking to find 129 items of harmful wildlife trafficking content on Facebook

The “frightening” volume of content included posts selling or seeking cheetahs, monkeys, pangolins and pangolin scales, lion cubs, elephant tusks and rhino horn,  according to the investigation by the global campaign group. 

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