p2pnet view Off Topic:- Once something’s online, it’ll stay there. And it’ll get dredged up time and time again.
This month, five years ago, p2pnet did a post which kicked off >>>
Want a two-week-old tiger cub? Only $1,500? No? Then how about a two-year-old for only $70,000?
A baby monkey, maybe? Or body parts from rhinos or bears?
If you’re online, no problem, says the International Fund for Animal Welfare (Ifaw).
Ifaw’s Caught in the Web: Wildlife Trade on the Internet highlights Wildanimalworld.com that advertised a live two-year old Siberian tiger (described as a “hand reared orphan”) for US $70,000.
“We now have door to door delivery available!” – says the site, which on August 16 was offering Cougars: 5 week old male 1500.00, Tiger cubs: males and females 1000.00 each, Servals: males and females 2500.00 each, Lions: male cub, 1500.00.
With 12,435 hits at 4:52 pm Pacific, yesterday, and 12,451 hits today at 5:37 am, the page is still going strong, drawing posts from people wanting to own their very own tiger.
Joseph xxx (real name and email deleted) and Arch (email deleted) left requests on the 2nd and 6th of this month.
And the company is still online.
“Elephants and Giraffes”, it says. “We will do our best to locate what your facility needs. They are not cheap, and prices are determined by supply and demand by each breeder. Please email us a request and include your business name, license number, and location when requesting information on Elephants and Giraffe. Female Giraffes now available: 9 day old female, on bottle $100,000.00/ 18 month old female $115,000.00.”
And tigers are still available.
How much? It’s still $2,500 for a baby tiger, only days old, or $3,000 for a lion cub.
But NOT as pets. “We do not sell Tigers or Lions to individuals as pets”, says the company. “Tigers are only sold to those licensed with the USDI or USDA dept. Lions are not classified as endangered, but you must meet our requirements. Please contact us by phone for details. thank you.”
But primate are in.
Says the site >>>
Our Goal: We do this business for the love of the animals. Yes, it is very contriversal [sic], but everyone is intitled [sic] to their opinions. We do not sell what is available, we sell what we feel best suits your family. Our goal is to provide all animals with a family for their lifetime. We would love to see all exotic animals roam freely in the wild, but realistically, this isnt possible. We sell to individuals, breeders, exibitors [sic], educators, and zoos. Some animals will not be sold to anyone unless they are USDA licensed. Primates can be great pets. They are very intelligent animals but they are not for everyone.
Now you know.
… and identi.ca
p2pnet – Wanna buy a tiger? Online?, August 16, 2005
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