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EPA frowns on vulnerable and endangered animal sale

EPA Release
Killed animals on sale in Monrovia's streets
Killed animals on sale in Monrovia's streets

(mylbsonline.com/Liberia/Oct.3/2013)-The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says its attention has been drawn to the random killing and selling of vulnerable and endangered animals in Liberia.

The animal sale is taking place in Monrovia and surrounding communities.

In a release, the EPA said: “Marketers, especially petty traders, are frequently seen in the streets selling dead or living animals.”

“These animals are being sole at the Benson and Mechlin Streets intersection in the Liberian Capital, Monrovia, as well as the ELWA and SD Cooper Road Junction in Paynesville and along 15th and 17th Streets in Sinkor, suburb of the Liberian Capital.

The Agency’s concern is in line with section 95 a, e and f of the Environmental Protection and Management Law of Liberia.

The Environmental Protection and Management Law of Liberia provides that anyone acting in violation of Section 80, 1 of said law risks a fine of US$5,000 or imprisonment for not more than one year.

 


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