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When we studied about sustainable development, we understood using resources in a way that our future generations do not get affected. Along with human beings sustaining life for their own kind, they were also expected to do the same for animals.
During one ‘Operation Clean Art’, officials seized 54,352 paintbrushes made out of mongoose hair.
This was the 28th such raid conducted by the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) with assistance from the Ministry of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change (MOEFandCC).
The illegal trade, raking in millions of dollars every month is expected to be behind the killing of 100,000 mongooses in India every year.
For every kilogram of mongoose hair that is used in brushes, about 50 animals are killed. This is because only about 20 grams of good hair comes from every mongoose. We are doing our best to disrupt the supply and production network but unfortunately awareness about this wildlife crime is low and as long as there is a demand, there will be people killing mongoose for their hair.
Centres in Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Tamil Nadu were targeted and a total of 27 raids were made in 2019.
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