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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Shocking Report: 'Snapdeal', 'Amazon', And 'Alibaba' Among 106 Websites That Sell Rare Animals In India

By NEWSCOP | INNLIVE

Over 100 websites are being used to buy and sell rare animals and their body parts, according to a list released by the Indian government.

The 106 websites include home-grown ventures such as Snapdeal, Quikr, and Olx, American e-commerce companies eBay and Amazon.com, video-sharing website YouTube, and China’s Alibaba.com and Aliexpress.com.

“Several websites are seen advertising [the] sale of rare animals and their parts,” environment minister Anil Madhav Dave said replying to a query in the Rajya Sabha on July 18. The central government’s IT department is monitoring these websites “as part of combating cybercrime,” Dave said.

Amazon, Olx, eBay, Snapdeal, and YouTube did not respond to email queries from Quartz.

On May 19, environment ministry officials met representatives of these websites to discuss online wildlife trade. During the meeting, the officials asked them to assist the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, if needed. The ministry is also working with cyber crime specialists to monitor any posts offering to trade in rare animals or their body parts, Dave said.

“In May this year, Amazon India took down 296 items in the ‘animal specimen’ category and 104 items under the ‘snares or traps’ category that were listed by third party sellers, after Wildlife SOS drew our attention to them,” an Amazon India spokesperson told The Economic Times. “We have since engaged with the government and provided our utmost support to help monitor the situation.”

Here’s the full list:

List of websites flagged by the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau
  1. Quikr.com
  2. Gumtree.com
  3. ClickIndia.in
  4. Olx.in
  5. eBay.com
  6. Adsglobe.com
  7. pets.oodle.com
  8. Sell.com
  9. Click.in
  10. Classifiedads.com
  11. Indialist.com
  12. Locanto.in
  13. globalFreeClassifiedAds.com
  14. Adpost.com
  15. Alibaba.com
  16. Webindia123.com
  17. inetgiant.com
  18. yakaz.com
  19. pennysaverusa.com
  20. daype.com
  21. Adeex.com
  22. Whereincity.com
  23. Aliexpress.com
  24. ocala4sale.com
  25. claz.org
  26. Meramaal.com
  27. Indiagrid.com
  28. salespider.com
  29. domesticsale.com
  30. Adsmantra.com
  31. epage.com
  32. recycler.com
  33. classifiedclan.com
  34. hoobly.com
  35. freeadlists.com
  36. adpost.com
  37. trade.indiamart.com
  38. usfreeads.com
  39. usnetads.com
  40. theturtlesource.com
  41. parrotshandraised.com.au
  42. backwaterreptiles.com
  43. youtube.com
  44. reptilesncritters.com
  45. myaquariumclub.com
  46. citybase.in
  47. ricepuller.com
  48. Amazon.com
  49. buytigers.com
  50. softbillsforsale.com
  51. bolee.com
  52. shopping.rediff.com
  53. vastustore.com
  54. eindiabusiness.com
  55. netexpress.co.in
  56. whereincity.com
  57. BeatyourPrice.com
  58. taxidermiemporium.com
  59. Boostime.in
  60. Bizmartindia.com
  61. Worldslist.com
  62. Postaroo.com
  63. Freeadvertisingexchange.com
  64. freeadscity.com
  65. Rajb2b.com
  66. bavun.in
  67. wantedwants.com
  68. Dragg.in
  69. buysellcommunity.com
  70. Bharatpatal
  71. Highlandclassifieds
  72. Ozfreeonline.com
  73. Kugli.com
  74. Marketplace.sfgate.com
  75. Ablewise.com
  76. classifiedsforfree.com
  77. craigslist.org
  78. domesticsale.com
  79. freeadlists.com
  80. geebo.com
  81. hot-ads.com
  82. jihoy.com
  83. kaango.com
  84. nareshgroup.com
  85. loot.com
  86. pennysaverusa.com
  87. Snakesvenom.com
  88. Paintbrushes.com
  89. ashbrush.com
  90. startortoiseuk.co.uk
  91. tortoisesupply.com
  92. turtlesale.com
  93. snakesatsunset.com
  94. market.kingsnake.com
  95. petsmart.com
  96. petsolutions.com
  97. reptilecity.com
  98. undergroundreptiles.com
  99. firstchoicereptiles.com
  100. faunaclassifieds.com
  101. cornsnake.net
  102. havocscope.com
  103. hookbillsforsale.com
  104. tantraveda.org
  105. clickbd.com
  106. snapdeal.com
The government of India is making hue and cry over the protection of endangered animals selling across the eCommerce platforms, but it seems it lost its control over it and making free access to all. 

Endangered animal protection citizen forum and many people are requesting to impose ban on these animal sale and take a stringent action against the culprits.
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