Jungle Market: Trade
Jason Edwards: "One of the great misconceptions about the global wildlife trade is that the indigenous populations harvesting certain species from the wild are doing so to keep them as pets themselves, this is incorrect. More commonly poachers are the first link in a very long chain that sees animals shipped all over the planet and very often to developed nations where they are kept as unusual pets by everyday people. A parrot the sells for twenty-five cents in an Amazonian market may fetch one thousand dollars in the continental United States."
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