Men face charges over endangered parrots

Chen Huizhi
Police in the Pudong New Area launched an investigation after receiving a report from a resident earlier this month about people in the Shuyuan area raising parrots at home.
Chen Huizhi
Men face charges over endangered parrots
Pudong police

One of the birds found by police at the home of two people living in the Pudong New Area. 

Two men living in the Pudong New Area have been detained for allegedly raising endangered parrots at home, police said on Tuesday.

Police said they received a report from a resident earlier this month that some people in the Shuyuan area were raising parrots at home.

The two were apprehended on March 12 at their home where police found 10 parrots of a few endangered species.

The two are said to have told police that they bought the parrots at 3,000 yuan (US$424) to 9,000 yuan each between 2012 and 2014.

They could face a criminal charge of illegal purchasing of precious and endangered wildlife, police said.

If convicted, they would face prison terms ranging from up to five years to over 10 years.

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