YouTube sensation fuelling trade in an endangered species

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le loris est menacé par son succès sur Youtube

Des animaux, dont des loris, en vente sur le marché de Jakarta en Indonésie © AFP PHOTO/Jewel SAMAD

They are the adorable, furry little creatures with the big round eyes who almost purr in delight as they are tickled into a stupor. They are also an endangered species whose stardom on YouTube is fuelling a trade built on cruelty and abuse.

The Independent

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