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The Wildlife Trade Goes Far Beyond China, Many New Yorkers Know

Confiscated tiger bone products. (Ryan Moehring / USFWS)

Customs agents at JFK airport made an unusual discovery last June: Three dozen finches straightjacketed in hair curlers. The tiny birds are used in singing contests by Guyanese men in New York, spawning a niche illicit trade that extends back to the Caribbean. The finches are trapped in the wild and drugged with rum before shipping. Hundreds have been intercepted over the last few years. More →