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Animal Underworld: Inside America's Black Market for Rare and Exotic Species

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A shocking investigative expos(r) documents the big business of exotic animal trafficking?and implicates leading zoos, wildlife parks, and dealers nationwide
ebook, 330 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by PublicAffairs (first published February 14th 2006)
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Ryan Holiday
Jul 05, 2012 Ryan Holiday rated it liked it
The main problem with this book is that it was written by a reporter and so it reads like a 300 page newspaper article. These types of books tend to be best written with some narrative or single story that ties each of the chapters together. That being said, the content of the book is pretty shocking. The best way to describe it is in terms of a controversy that is making its way through the art world. University libraries and non-profit museums who have been bequeathed paintings by rich donors ...more
Doug
Mar 27, 2013 Doug rated it it was amazing
Shelves: natural-history
Chilling. I'll never look at zoos the same way again.

With that said, the prose is a bit purple. Positioned as an investigative work, it some times reads as if the author has an axe to grind. I do not doubt the accuracy of the information presented, but feel a more neutral tone would make the book more effective as a tool for change.
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