Online Business Selling Large Numbers of Syrmaticus Rectrix,
Whether or Not Suspected Illegal
Author: FENG Lu
Syrmaticusa, a rare species unique to China, is the First-class National Key Protected Wild Animal. Its tail feathers are about 60 to 70 centimeters long and are called "Zhi Ling". As traditional natural handicrafts, they are often used to make white crowns for the Peking Opera performers, and are highly ornamental. If it is necessary to sell, buy or use the National Key Protected Wild Animals and their products for scientific research, artificial breeding, public displays and exhibition, protection of cultural relics or other special reasons, it must be approved by the Wildlife Conservation Authorities, and special identity must be obtained and used in accordance with relevant regulations so as to ensure traceability. It is suggested that the Taobao platform should strengthen internal audit, establish a corresponding system, and remove the products that cannot provide legal Artificial Breeding License and special signs as soon as possible, and earnestly implement the Electronic Commerce Law and Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Protection of Wildlife.
Key words: Syrmaticus, tail feather, specialized mark, Artificial Breeding License, Law of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of Wildlife
FENG Lu Online Business Selling Large Numbers of Syrmaticus Rectrix, Whether or Not Suspected Illegal. Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development, Vol.1 No.5, April 2022, ISSN2749-9065