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Old 08-25-2010, 11:21 AM   #1
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Fish and Wildlife cracks down on illegal internet sales
Story Created: Aug 05, 2010 at 11:48 AM
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Fish and Wildlife cracks down on illegal internet sales
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In our technologically advanced society, we have a lot of advantages and conveniences. Unfortunately, technological advancements can also provide an avenue for law violators. Online businesses that deal in the wildlife trade are an increasing concern for Florida’s law enforcement agencies.

With merely a laptop, garage and mailbox, anyone can open a business dealing in Florida’s wildlife. These businesses could be exchanging dangerous species, such as conditional snakes and lizards, or venomous reptiles, which are a serious public-safety concern. Also, if released into the wild, these nonnative species can pose a threat to indigenous wildlife. The Internet needs to be monitored to protect Florida’s natural resources from exploitation.

Fortunately, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is aware of this issue and has an effective tool on its side: the Internet Crimes Unit...
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