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May 26, 2015

Jatinegara Bird Market in Jakarta, Indonesia

Photo: Rita Krisadhi / Barcroft India
Long-tailed Macaques and Barn Owls are seen on sale at the Jatinegara Bird Market in Jakarta, Indonesia.   Primates, owls, otters, snakes and other endangered animals are sold openly in Jakarta.   The jatinegara Bird Market is well-known in Jakarta as a safe place for illegally trading endangered birds and animals, and operates under the protection of local thugs.   The market operates within 500 metres of the East Jakarta Police headquarters.
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