The activists leading a protest against illegal animal trafficking achieved another victory when fourteen endangered eagles were released from the possession of man trying to sell these birds on Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). A Cyber Crime unit succeeded to chase the man before he exploited the endangered eagles for profit.
The charges against the man arrested include attempt to sell rare endangered eagles and other birds. He had to face harsh penalties if he is convicted of trafficking endangered eagles. The mentioned bird trade was tried to be closed by a man known online by his initials “Pas”. This reported illegal animal trafficking on Facebook was identified by Investigations and Special Crimes team. The arrested man bought the birds from hunters and then used to sell them on Facebook.
As per the report, if convicted the man could be given imprisonment of five years for his crimes. He would be punished under Act 5/1990, which was formulated to allow Governments to regulate laws pertaining to environmental factors. The act objective is to keep a check on the use of natural resources. They should be deployed in a sustainable manner so as to improve the quality of life. It regulates the conservation and preservation of conservation areas, flora and fauna and ecosystems. It also details the penalties, sanctions and investigation process that need to be followed for crimes established in 5/1990 act.
The bird details
The birds that the man was trying to sell on Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) included two Dead Sea Eagles, one Javan hawk eagle, six-spotted kestrals, two eaglets and one crested hawk eagle. It is unfortunate to see that these rare birds lived their lives trapped in a cage. These birds will be given treatment in a rehabilitation facility and then will be released back to the wild from where they come from. It is also the time to appreciate the efforts of authorities and activists who worked hard to save these endangered species.