The International Fund for Animal Welfare stated that it found 796 advertisements for live animals on the Internet during a four week time period. The 11 websites were offering big cats such as cheetahs, cougars, jaguars leopards Siberian tigers and Bengal tigers. The sellers claimed that the cubs are all “home-raised” and “accustomed to children”.
The animals were being sold for $217 (800 UAE Dirham).
Source: Collin Simpson, “Illegal wildlife trade is thriving on UAE websites,” National, February 12, 2013.