NATURE & WILDLIFE

otters and the exotic pet trade

Tracking the exotic pet trade of otters across the globe, is a story of gangsters and guns, mammals and middlemen.

programme information

Duration

1 x 60'

Production Company

Aaron Gekoski & Will Foster-Grundy for World Animal Protection

YOP

2019

Definitions

HD 4K

Episode Information

Tracking the exotic pet trade of otters across the globe, is a story of gangsters and guns, mammals and middlemen. Japanese otter caf├ęs and social media influencers are driving increased demand for pet otters all over the world, with devastating consequences. These otters might be adorable, but the truth behind this trade is anything but. Ripped from the wild or irresponsibly bred, orphaned by poachers and confined in unnatural environments, these otters live a life of extreme misery. Following World Animal Protection intelligence, environmental photojournalist Aaron Gekoski investigates Otters and the Exotic Pet Trade.

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