Sunday, June 4, 2023

Thousands of animals are trafficked on the dark web, and they are used for everything but pets

As in the open Internet, where they are not difficult to find, hundreds of animal species are marketed on the dark web. The shocking thing is what they are used for.

Trafficking in live animals is more common than many people imagine. Millions of animals and plants illegally change hands every day. In one study it was found Hundreds of animal species are trafficked on the dark web and the saddest thing is 90% of psychedelic drugs are for withdrawal,

It’s something that happens with equal impunity on the open internet, where a few private messages are all it takes to seal a deal.

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have spent 6 years tracking, according to Science Alert 2 million selling ads on the dark web and have discovered Trafficking of over 400 animal and plant species,

90% of plants and fungi trafficked are used for drug use, But the surprising thing is that the same thing happens with animals. Of the 153 animal species discovered, 70 Containing any kind of poison or substance used as a medicine,

Animal trafficking on the dark web

is a matter of Sonoran Desert Toad (incilius alvarius), that is Poison glands that produce the psychedelic drug 5-MeO-DMT, ,people essentially trade them to lick them“, explains Doctor Phil Cassie on ABC.

The most trafficked species is mimosa tenuiflora a tree from South America that contains a powerful hallucination,

Fortunately, most of these species are not threatened with extinction, although there are exceptions, such as peyote A Mexican cactus is endemic to the country, which is considered vulnerable.

This is not the only use that is given Animals are trafficked on the dark web, Research has also found that many of them are also used medicinal drug and to make clothes or accessories, Especially reptiles, which are used for bags and other accessories.

Those responsible for the study criticize it The authorities do hardly anything to stop the practice Neither on the dark web nor on the open internet.

He Illegal Animal Trafficking on the Dark Web It is not only a threat to the survival of the species. It can also be bringing new diseases into the country And create an imbalance in the local ecosystem when those animals are released and breed.

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