Tourists will be banned from visiting the Indonesian island as of January 2020.
Cute YouTube videos are driving an animal trafficking bonanza in countries like Indonesia.
The legal captive breeding industry can't keep up with demand, so animal traffickers are filling the gap.
Dogs are a big-ticket purchase in the congested city-state, where more than 80 percent of the population lives in HBD flats.
VICE investigates the Middle East's flourishing trade in animal trafficking and how it impacts the depleting wildcat populations of Central and East Africa.
The scales were worth an estimated US$2 million on the black market.
The host of the most recent episode of Black Market: Dispatches dives deeper into the illicit pangolin trade.
Many exotic animals can be obtained legally in Mexico, a system condemned by critics as “inhumane.” And these pets have become status symbols for drug-traffickers looking to flaunt their wealth and power.
”More and more kangaroos show up in Romania, like we’re turning into Australia,” an animal rights activist said. “Last year, I personally followed a driver who was transporting a kangaroo. Two other kangaroos were attacked and eaten by stray dogs.”