There has been public outrage over a video circulating on Facebook of a live Flamingo strung up for sale at the Port Mourant Market, Region 6 (East Berbice/Corentyne).
The authorities in Guyana have not yet responded to the actions of those who committed the act.
Animal rights activist Syeada Manbodh noted in a Facebook post that the Flamingo has been protected in the Caribbean since 1918. She urged the Guyana Wildlife Conservation and Management Commission to intensify their campaign against these kinds of abuses and apply the penalties.
All species of Flamingos are listed on Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna And Flora (CITES).
This Appendix lists species that are in need of protection and are considered to be threatened and likely to become endangered if trade isn’t regulated.