Illegal Possession of Lynxes

A man is under investigation by the environmental branch of the Guardia Civil over his possession of two animals on the endangered species list.

SPN Carcal LynxThe animals in question are two lynxes (Caracal caracal). The caracal is a medium-sized wild cat, native to Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, and arid areas of Pakistan and northwestern India.

The carcal is included within the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, which is one of the largest and oldest conservation & sustainable-use agreements in existence.

The man may be charged with trafficking endangered species, as he was attempting to sell them. Seprona got wind of their existence on a property in Santiurde de Toranzo (Cantabria).

The owner had been actually “taking them for walks” in public to show them off in the hope of attracting a buyer, perhaps.

The accused allegedly obtained them at an establishment in Toledo, which is also now under investigation and where officers found that the carcals had been sold without a bill of purchase or any documentation that certified their legal acquisition.

The animals have been handed over to CITES rescue centre, APP Primadomus, which has centres in Spain, the Netherlands and Germany.

(News/Noticias: Santiurde de Toranzo, Cantabria)

  4 comments for “Illegal Possession of Lynxes

  1. Patrick Barry Storey
    August 26, 2023 at 10:48 am

    Wild animals. So called pets. Puppy and kitten trade. I know it’s business. But some are far too greedy. I hope they rot.

  2. warren
    August 24, 2023 at 12:09 pm

    What about them that still own and keep Hi Karate , Brut, and my personal favourite Cold Meats

    Viva Tropical


  3. August 23, 2023 at 3:59 pm

    Lynne: Well, I would have said that he deserves to have his own foreskin pulled over his head until he suffocates, so I guess your punitive recommendation makes the grade. 😉

  4. Lynne Sawyer
    August 23, 2023 at 3:18 pm

    Great policing. *applause* Anyone who traffics wild and/or endangered animals/wildlife (or tries to, or even thinks about it) should be hung up by his/her nut sack.

    (Sorry Martin, just my personal opinion. You can change the last part if it’s too graphic. Just please rephrase it to be as punitive.)

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