Position Paper Urges Hong Kong to Improve Exotic Pet Trade Regulations

In anticipation of the 19th Conference of the Parties (CoP 19) to the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the Hong Kong Wildlife Trade Working Group has released a position paper highlighting concerns about Hong Kong’s trade in live exotic animals and urging the city’s government to improve regulation of its exotic pet trade and address longstanding loopholes in its related laws. CITES CoP 19 will take place in Panama City, Panama in November 2022.