OMG: Endangered Monkeys Are Being Sold Online In UAE And It’s Very Sickening
Updated: Aug 14, 2018
Animal traffickers in the UAE are using social media platform to shamelessly sell endangered and rare monkeys.
In a description obtained by Gulf News on Facebook, one seller was selling a marmoset and capuchin monkey that “are very playful with kids and get along with other pets.”
Blong capuchin monkeys are considered to be critically endangered.
In an investigative report of the said publication, the staff posed as a buyer of monkey and was asked to pay a total of Dh1,900.
The ‘buyer’ was promised to get the species in less than 24 hours after remitting 50% of the total bill.
The seller claimed that they are operating from Los Angeles, USA.
This isn’t the first case of animal trafficking in the UAE as it can also be remembered that a teenager in Abu Dhabi has purchased an infant baboon on Instagram for Dh3,500.