Illegal Parrots Brought In to Mexico Each Year

Between 65,000 to 78,500 parrots were trafficked internally in Mexico in 2007, according to a report. 75 percent of the parrots traded, or between 50,000 to 60,000, died before reaching its destination. Of the 22 identified parrots that were being illegally traded on the black market, 6 were endangered and 10 were considered threatened.

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How Bear Bile is Extracted

The bile is usually extracted twice a day from bears that are locked up in “crush” cages that are designed to be extremely small so that the bear is unable to stand or move. The bile is collected using a free-flowing drip method into a tube that is attached to the bear’s gall bladder. In order to slowly extract the bear bile, a opening in the bear’s stomach area must be kept open.

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Fishing’s Impact on Sea Turtles in the United States

A report by Oceana estimates that 4,874 loggerhead sea turtles and 108 leatherback sea turtles were killed in the Gulf of Mexico by boats fishing without turtle-excluder devices in their nets. Shrimp fishing boats are required by federal law to have the devices installed in their nets when trawling on the sea floor.

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