Otters become incredibly fashionable in Japan – beautiful predators animals, excellent swimmers and anglers. This trend has alerted global animal welfare community.
The Japanese love the otter not for valuable fur, but for beauty, intelligence and fun habits. Animals here are increasingly tamed and kept as pets. And in the Land of the Rising Sun it is very otter cafes have become popular, where visitors pay a fee can chat and take pictures with hand-held animals.
But the number of otters on the planet is catastrophic decreases, animals are already listed by the World Conservation Union to the alarming red list. In order not to encourage poachers to the barbaric capture of rare species (Indian Smooth and clawless otter), Washington Convention countries plan to ban international trade in these animals.