Pet Shops should not Sell unusual Species of Animals

  • 2 rare species of animalscotton tuft-eared Marmoset & yellow and blue South America Macaw (a large variety of parrot) seized by SPCA from pet shop in Arumbakkam to be sent to Vandalur Zoo
  • This happened after Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) won a case against pet shop owner over unlawful captivity of exotic species
  • An animal activist reported the matter to SPCA on March 24 and seized Marmoset was injured from its tail and paralyzed
  • A mobile court refers the matter to Egmore Metropolitan Magistrate Court which upheld the SPCA right to ensure protection to rare species and decided not to hand them over to pet owners for treatment

Exams Perspective:

  1. Exotic Species
  2. Endagered Species
  3. Wildlife Protection Act