Description:Animal Traffic series of five documentaries exposes the illegal trade in wild animals that continues to flourish despite international legislation.
Painstakingly filmed over two years,the in-depth and disturbing series shows how a cycle of local povery and global demand pushes exotic species to the verge of extinction. Tigers are hunted for their skins and teeth in Indonesia. Rare birds are incarcerated for delivery destinations halfway around the world. Snakes are packed into jiffy bags and left at post offices and reptiles are trapped and skinned to generate vast profits for European fashion houses.
Taken from the Wild shows that collectors pay high prices for rare birds and tourists also exploit wildlife through cute photo sessions which conceal the truth about their captive lives.