Authorities warn against importing pet snakes, as it can violate the law

 | Thu 5 Sep 2019 15:16 ICT

CityNews – Pet snakes imported from Taiwan have been seized.

After 12 pet snakes which were imported from Taiwan through parcel post at Postal Customs Service Office in Lak Si, Bangkok, were discovered, authorities have issued a warning that such purchases can be in violation of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) regulations.

The pet snakes that have been seized consist of the Mexican Black King snake Hognose snake, California King snake and python Regius.

The authority revealed that there has been an increase in wild animals traded via postal service. The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation urge delivery service operators to cooperate in the inspection with authorities.