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  • Reptiles and other animals are hunted in the wild

    • for food to eat  

    • to make medicine

    • to trade illegally

    • to make clothing, accessories, and souvenirs using the skin and other parts of the body

    • to be sold as pets

    • out of fear that they or their livestock will be injured by them

  • Other Issues and Interesting Facts

    • Turtles are currently at risk of global extinction because of the high demand for their meat for soup and their shells for traditional Chinese medicine.

    • Sea turtle are eaten regularly like other turtles, but many are also killed accidently in fishing nets.

    • In 1987 India banned the exportation of frog legs because densities of insect pests increase dramatically in agricultural areas where frog numbers had declined











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