Animals are different from other living things because of their ability to move, respond to their environment, and their lack of cell walls. It is not strange to see animals, especially domestic animals, amongst humans, either as pets or as livestock.
Selling an animal is an act of exchanging an animal in one’s possession for monetary value. There are laws (with exception) guiding this type of exchange. With the introduction of e-commerce, there are questions about if it is legal to sell an animal online or not.
On UK.Collected.Reviews, users share their experiences with shopping online, as it relates to getting animals – for consumption or as pets.
With more people buying online, there need to be guidelines on what can be sold and what should not be sold online.
Many online shopping platforms like Facebook have special guidelines concerning selling animals online. This helps people know the extent to which they can sell.
The Legality of Selling Animals Online
Whether it is legal or not to sell an animal online is a matter of the existing laws guiding each country and/or shopping platform the seller decides to sell from.
Several Animal Rights Campaigns have had great influences on the types of law guiding sales of animals, especially online. Paying attention to the effects technology has on trade, it is clear how it affects animals, and how they are exchanged for monetary value.
Being the first country to implement animal protection laws, the UK government sees animals as …