Thailand's brisk trade in illegal species

Traders at Bangkok's Chatuchak market openly admit to illegally dealing in rare animals.

    Thailand has long been considered a major hub for the illegal trade in rare and exotic species.

    At Bangkok's Chatuchak market, the main centre of the trade, business is brisk.

    As part of our wildlife SOS series, Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay met traders at the market who openly admit to selling illegally obtained animals.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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