By Alan Green, The Center for Public Integrity
An enormous and formerly undisclosed underground economic system exists within the usa. the goods received and offered: animals. In Animal Underworld, veteran investigative journalist Alan eco-friendly exposes the sleazy, occasionally unlawful internet of these who alternate in infrequent and unique creatures. eco-friendly and the guts for Public Integrity exhibit which American zoos and entertainment parks sell off their "surplus" animals at the middlemen adept at secretly redirecting them into the personal puppy exchange. We're taken to exotic-animal auctions, the place the nameless excessive bidders are frequently infamous purchasers, hunting-ranch vendors, and profit-minded charlatans masquerading as conservationists. We stopover at a number of the nation's so much prestigious universities and learn laboratories, whose diseased monkeys are "laundered" via this similar community of breeders and purchasers till they ultimately achieve the houses of unsuspecting puppy proprietors. And we meet the lads and ladies who make their residing via skirting via loopholes within the legislations, or through ignoring the legislations altogether. For an individual who cares approximately animals; for puppy proprietors, zoo-goers, natural world conservationists, and animal welfare advocates, Animal Underworld is gripping, surprising interpreting.
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Animal Underworld: Inside America's Black Market for Rare and Exotic Species by Alan Green, The Center for Public Integrity