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Increase in otter smuggling cases likely due to their popularity as pets

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Increase in otter smuggling cases likely due to their popularity as pets

Wow! I wonder how long it took these brainiacs to come up with this remarkable revelation. Did they think people were eating them?

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Make owning otters as a pet illegal, shut down the cafes and websites, and stop this cruelty.

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"Increase in otter smuggling cases likely due to their popularity as pets"

There are so many headlines that I read every morning that are so very depressing...

And then there are headlines like this one...

There are headlines one never expects to read in one's lifetime...

This is one of them!!

Made my day!!!

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None of the "How could we have known?" when they've been released into rivers and wiped out local wildlife.

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The empire of the time introduced black bass to Biwako, japans biggest lake. Total devestation and a whole local culture almost eradicated. Same with fresh water turtles and crayfish.

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Otters are cute.

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Smithinjapan is right. If they were released into the wild with few Predators they can devastate the local wildlife look what's happening in the Everglades in Florida with all the snakes that were released there

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Japan values the animals cuteness over the cruelty of keeping them as a pet. As long as it's cute and you can take some good Facebook photos of it who cares if it's happy or not

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they really didn't otter do that!

(I knowww, I knowww.... moshiwakearimasen)

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they really didn't otter do that!

You oughta be pelted for that.

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The authorities should put a holt to this ; )

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otters are not pets... holy hell what is wrong with people?

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True, encouraging fashions in the pets people keep for quick financial gain is otterly scandalous.

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Goodlucktoyou -

Backstory is here: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2007/11/16/national/emperor-regrets-introducing-invasive-u-s-bluegill-50-years-ago/#.W1FpiS-B1TY

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