Forbidden Creatures by Peter Laufer
Inside the World of Animal Smuggling and Exotic Pets

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Laufer exposes the network of hunters, traders, breeders, and customers who constitute this nefarious business—which, estimated at $10 to $20 billion annually, competes with illegal drug and weapons trafficking in the money it earns criminals.

About Peter Laufer

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Peter Laufer, PhD, is the author of more than a dozen books, including his widely praised The Dangerous World of Butterflies (Lyons Press) and Wetback Nation: The Case for Opening the Mexican-American Border.  He is the James Wallace Chair in Journalism at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication.  More about his work, which has received the George Polk, Edward R. Murrow, and other awards, at
Published June 1, 2010 by Lyons Press. 272 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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