Smugglers cram Cockatoos into plastic bottles to get them through Customs

More than 24 critically endangered cockatoos were rescued by police after being found stuffed in water bottles for illegal trade.
Smugglers crammed the Yellow-crested cockatoos into empty bottles so they could get through customs at Port of Tanjung Perak in Surabaya, Indonesia.

But Indonesian Police discovered the birds, which can be sold for as much as £650 each, and cut them free so they could receive medical attention.
The Yellow-crested cockatoo was listed as a critically endangered species by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources in 2007.

Such brutal acts against animals continue to take place in India as well. On Thursday itself, 500 colourful birds of a rich breed were seized at Meerut railway station. The birds were reportedly being smuggled in from Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh.



Via dailymail 

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