Illegal wildlife trafficking is nearly a $20 billion dollar business and has yet to slow down. Areas such as South Florida and Southern California have been at the center of recent cases against the crime.
The constant cruelty and trade of animals is on an all time high. An app has been launched at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo in efforts to report suspicious activity of wildlife trafficking. Australian travelers in South East Asia are asked to do so.
“The illegal wildlife trade is now estimated to be worth just under $20 billion a year, so it’s up there with illegal arms trade and the illegal drug trade,” said Tarongo Zoo Director, Cameron Kerr.