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Over 100 animals rescued from markets in Rio de Janeiro draw attention to illegal trade

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a joint operation by state environmental protection services  Inea and DPMA, eight people were arrested and 109 animals rescued from illegal markets. The animals were rescued from markets in the Rio de Janeiro Baixada - Belford Roxo and Duque de Caxias - on Sunday, the traditional market day.

The vast majority of these animals were birds, but 3 marmosets and 1 turtle were also apprehended. The perpetrators face from 6 months to 1 year in prison if found guilty.
Wild birds are commonly kept as pets in parts of Rio de Janeiro, although this practice is prohibited . . .

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