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Black Market: Inside the Endangered Species Trade in Asia
From the Russian Mafia in Siberia to freelance poachers in Thailand, Black Market is an unforgettable journey inside the grisly Endangered Species Trade, where unsanctioned global trafficking of rhino horn, tiger bone, ivory and rare birds has become a profitable industry for sophisticated organized crime networks and unscrupulous buyers around the world. Following in the ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published September 10th 2005 by Earth Aware Editions
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Five stars doesn't really seem like enough for this book. It is so much more than a book about the animals of the black market. It is about a world where a rhino's horn can be worth more than five times its weight in gold. It is about thousand year old traditions that claim a glass of cobra's blood a day is good for the heart and bear bile will cure nearly anything. It is about how poor farmers, desperate to feed their families, resort to poaching for middlemen who pay the farmers little and the ...more