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Discussion in 'Japan' started by vogelcommando, 17 Jan 2016.

  1. vogelcommando

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    that's a poor article with little to do with its headline. A "sleazy animal trade"? The polar bear was captive-bred in Thailand and exported to Japan for breeding. They seem to be saying it is "sleazy" because it costs money. Only near the end do they drop in about "catchers" bribing officials - if the whole article had been about illegal animal trading and smuggling that would be fitting of the title, but the polar bear has nothing to do with it.
     
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