Published On: Sat, Jul 26th, 2014

Profepa fined “Maskota” Petshop chain for Illegal sale of Endangered Species

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The Special Prosecutors Office for Environmental Protection (Profepa) fined the Maskota company $340,000 for the illegal sale of wild animals in danger of extinction.

The fine and administrative sanctions were applied to the company stores located in the malls of Galerías Chedraui–Coapa, Lindavista, Coyoacán and Galerías Coapa in Mexico City, Mexico.

The commission recalled that on June 5, 2014 the company had previously received a fine for 970,000 pesos for the same offense.

Furthermore, the fine was incurred for the apparent abuse and poor conditions for the majority of animals residing in these stores (endangered species or not).

The Maskota shop in the commercial center Chedraui–Coapa, in Southern Mexico City, will have to pay a fine of 1.2 million pesos plus temporary total closure and the forfeiture of 60 wild species.

Maskota has hundreds of pet shops in all 32 states of Mexico

Maskota has hundreds of pet shops in all 32 states of Mexico

In the establishment located in the Perisur Mall, also in Southern Mexico City,  Profepa seized 42 animals and fined 1 million pesos for the recurrence of non–legal accreditation of wild specimens.

The federal agency also applied a temporary closure of a shop in the commercial center Galerías Coapa.


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  1. Patricia.Dilacio says:

    Close the animal abusive pet shop down

  2. robert burdon says:

    Dont do it again.

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  4. Bonnie Spencer says:

    End that business, scary people, not to be any where near animals!

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