Psssst...Want To Buy A Tarantula? : Planet Money The market for animal smuggling is relatively new. But it's gotten really big, really fast.
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Psssst...Want To Buy A Tarantula?

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Psssst...Want To Buy A Tarantula?

Psssst...Want To Buy A Tarantula?

Psssst...Want To Buy A Tarantula?

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(Brachypelma smithi) native to the western faces of the Sierra Madre Occidental and Sierra Madre del Sur mountain ranges in Mexico.
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Animal smuggling is on the rise. Deforestation and development have made it easier for smugglers to catch animals that were once out of reach, and the Internet has made it easier to find a buyer for those animals. The market is now worth millions of dollars a year.

Today on The Indicator, we explore the market of animal smuggling. Why is the market growing and what kind of impact is it having?

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