The Dubai Municipality is cracking down on the illegal sales of animals via online portals, it has been announced.
The Dubai Muncipality’s Public Health Services Department is currently investigating the illegal sales of animals through websites and social networking sites.
Several illegal sites have already been shut down, according to the municipality.
Most are unlicenced
The public is warned against engaging in online purchasing of animals for a variety of reasons – including the health ramifications of buying unmonitored animals.
The public is encouraged to report any unlicenced sites to the Dubai Muncipality.