Photo: Vietnam Becoming Asia's Illegal Animal "Supermarket," Experts Warn



A crab-eating macaque looks out of a cage at the Nanning Rare and Endangered Wildlife Rescue and Research Center in southern China on August 23, 2006. Nanning customs officials confiscated about 197 macaques from smugglers who had brought them illegally into China from Southeast Asian countries.

Increased demand for wild animal products—including meat—has many conservationists concerned about Vietnam's role as a major hub for the illegal wildlife trade.

Photograph by China Photos/Getty Images


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