The black market animal business

The smuggling of protected wildlife into the US is a multi-billion dollar trade.



    The US is the biggest consumer of black market wildlife in the world earning smugglers up to $20m a year. 

    US customs agents say smuggling of protected wildlife is becoming a multi-billion dollar business, generated by a huge demand.

    Mike Kirsch reports from Los Angeles.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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