Markets

 

Railway stations are also market places. I’ve seen people selling bikes and I’m pretty certain a lot of drugs change hands.
But this is unexpected – the alleged sale of a sugar glider, seen in the hands of the middle woman, for 1 thousand dollars in the waiting room at North Melbourne station.
Deeply illegal and bad for the environment. ( not so great for the sugar glider either.)
Station staff noticed and reported it to the police, but I don’t know the outcome.

Here is the article from The Flinders News

CCTV footage of the sale of a sugar glider From The Flinders News

Three women are being sought over the alleged trade of a live Sugar Glider at a Melbourne train station.

Police have released CCTV images of three women after the alleged possession and trade of the native animal at North Melbourne station on February 12, about 1pm.

The first woman is described as Caucasian, in her 50s, with blonde bob-length hair and wearing a black cardigan, blue shirt and grey pants.

The second woman is perceived to be Asian, in her 30s, with black hair in a high ponytail. She was wearing a grey cardigan and black-and-white printed dress.

The third woman is described as Caucasian, in her 20s, wearing a grey hoodie covering her face and red spotted pyjama pants.

The Victorian Department of Environment says it has intercepted hundreds of native species being illegally trafficked in recent months.

“We continue to pursue offenders in a bid to stop these cruel, illegal practices. Help us put an end to wildlife being trafficked, traded, and traumatised.”

2 thoughts on “Markets

  1. This is so sad. Good work on the part of the station staff. I hope the animal will be rescued and the women caught and charged.

  2. I just googled sugar glider and near the top of the list was “for sale”. You can buy them over the net for hundreds of dollars – how awful.

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