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Busted!: Animal Smugglers

Birds have been very popular particularly in the pet trade for a long time. Parrots are particularly popular due to their beautiful coloration and their intelligence. Some estimates suggest that 40 million birds are kept as pets in the United States alone.

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Join us as we reveal smugglers' shocking and outrageous attempts to sneak rare, protected and even poisonous animals across borders, illegally.