Two Slow Lorises Confiscated

On 25th October 2008, the Forestry department confiscated two slow lorises (Nyticebus coucang) from a street vendor in Malang, East Java after receiving and acting upon ProFauna's report. The nocturnal primates valued between 20 to 40 USD and were traded as pets in the market. Not only does the trade violate the 1990 wildlife act, but it also causes great suffering for the lorises. Their teeth are often brutally pulled out by the traders.

Moreover, unaware buyers play with them during the day and feed them with improper nutrition. The law that we have in this country must be enforced and the perpetrators of illegal wildlife trade must be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Illegal wildlife trade is a cruel crime that must not go unpunished.

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