Illegal animal trade thriving in UAE

The illegal trade in animals is a becoming a problem for authorities in the UAE.

In the past month alone, 15 cheetahs, 15 baboons and two striped hyenas were seized by authorities.

Although the the government is clamping down, more keep coming.

It is putting a strain on facilities designed to support and care for recovered animals.

But where is the demand coming from and what can be done to stop it?

Philip Hampsheir reports.

BBC News