Latest report from the Environmental Investigation Agency………the problems are clear for all to see, so why don’t the authorities in Vietnam act according to their own national laws (and international laws)?
The lack of decisive Vietnamese enforcement action is fuelling the illegal poaching of rhino, elephants and pangolin, plus promoting illicit, vile captive tiger ‘farms’ which should be closed down along with any remaining bear ‘farms’ etc.
“As well as being a destination market for Vietnamese nationals purchasing and consuming products such as ivory trinkets, powdered rhino horn, tiger bone ‘glue’ and pangolin meat, Vietnam also serves as an important transit hub for illegal wildlife trade into China.
Despite the fact that Vietnam has the basic legislation and institutional framework to combat wildlife crime, multiple independent sources have exposed its prominent role in wildlife trafficking.”
PDF – Running Out of Time, Environmental Investigation Agency, July 2019