SHENZHEN, March 30 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese man who sold two endangered parrots to his friend was sentenced to two years in jail during a second trial on Friday, a lighter penalty following his appeal.
According to the Intermediate People's Court of Shenzhen, Wang Peng was detained in May 2016 after selling six parrots to a friend, and two of them were rare Pyrrhura molinae, which are protected by law.
Later on, police found 45 other parrots in Wang's house, all rare species.
Wang was sentenced to five years' imprisonment and fined 3,000 yuan (478 U.S. dollars) according to the first verdict in April 2017.
He appealed against the verdict to the Intermediate People's Court of Shenzhen. The court changed the sentence to a two years term, considering the fact that most of the parrots were not wild but artificially bred.
He was also fined 3,000 yuan.