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Chinese man sentenced over selling endangered animals

IANS  |  Beijing 

A Chinese on Thursday sentenced a man to five years in jail for selling endangered animals.

The man, who has been identified by his surname Wei, conducted his business on social media platforms and managed pet stores that sold animals including otters, boa constrictors and toucans since 2015, the people's of Dongxing city said.

In May 2016, Dongxing forest police seized six toucans, four otters and 20 boa constrictors from his home.

All the animals are under state protection, according to the

Wei was also fined 30,000 yuan ($4,000).



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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 15:56 IST