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Thursday, February 18, 2010

US a Hub for Eatin' Them Endangered Species

And here I've been yelling at China all this time. (Be warned there's a horrific picture of a cooked monkey head in this article.)

"The United States is one of the world's largest, if not the largest, consuming nations for wildlife products. This includes wildlife used for food, whether for cultural reasons or luxury markets," says Leigh Henry, a senior policy officer for the World Wildlife Fund and the international wildlife-trade monitoring network TRAFFIC. "Since the demand continues, so does the trafficking."

1 comment:

Bea Elliott said...

Just awful... Trouble is the more "exotic" they become - The more desirable they are... We're all doomed. :(

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