Instagram urged to act on sloth selfies - BBC News

Instagram urged to act on sloth selfies – BBC News

The trend for tourists taking selfies with local creatures is fuelling a rise in animals being snatched from the wild by irresponsible tour operators, according to animal charity World Animal Protection.The charity found a 292% increase in the number of wildlife selfies posted on Instagram since 2014.It is asking the site to take action to ”protect animals on their platform”.Instagram said it was working with experts to address the issue.”We prohibit the use of Instagram to facilitate or organise criminal activity that causes physical harm to animals,” the company said.”We remove reported content that promotes poaching of endangered species or the sale of animals for organised fight, and that includes acts of animal abuse.

Källa: Instagram urged to act on sloth selfies – BBC News

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