Art kills around 100,000 mongooses in India every year

Sibi Arasu
Art kills around 100,000 mongooses in India every year

On the evening of Oct. 24, law enforcement officials kicked down doors of multiple factories and warehouses across six Indian states. The raids were the result of “Operation Clean Art,” a coordinated operation organised over two months by the wildlife crime control bureau (WCCB), a statutory body under the ministry of environment, forests, and climate change (MoEFandCC) along with assistance from the central bureau of investigation (CBI) and various state police and forest departments. This was the 28th operation by the WCCB to curb the illegal trade in mongoose hair in the past two decades.