Sunday, September 23

Endangering endagered animals

Historically, one threat that can turn an endangered animal into an extinct one is the knowledge that it is rare leading to exaggerated prices that some people will pay for the animal, dead or alive, or bits of it.

The value that immoral collectors will pay for these creatures is such that some people will go to quite surprising lengths to smuggle them out. I'm sure having three iguanas in a compartment in your prosthetic leg isn't going to make a flight any more comfortable...

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