In some cases, captive breeding of wildlife is conducted ethically and sustainably, preventing detrimental sourcing from the wild. Many reptiles, amphibians and fish are captive bred for the pet trade, which can contribute to the protection of wild populations.
Unfortunately, there are many circumstances where captive breeding is conducted illegally and/or unsustainably, either contributing to illegal trade or stimulating unsustainable consumer demand.
Tiger farming is an example of captive breeding gone wrong–stimulating consumer demand for illegal trade and threatening already-dwindling wild populationsJames Compton, Senior Director – Asia Pacific
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