News Articles



  • Mini tanks for betta fish are harmful, class action suits allege (November 2018) www.oregonlive.com
  • Will trade bans stop a deadly salamander plague from invading the US? (October 2018) mongabay.com
  • First documentation of fatal ranavirus infections in amphibians in Quebec (September 2018) Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative
  • Booming black market for deadly snakes and exotic turtles put animals in peril (July 2018) sentinalsource.com
  • Global frog pandemic may become even deadlier as strains combine (July 2018) mongabay.com
  • Virus that has contributed to ‘mass mortality’ in reptiles confirmed in Canadian turtle for 1st time (May 2018) CBC.ca
  • Female mutant crayfish clones have landed, but government recommends you not buy one (February 2018) CBC.ca
  • Black spotted turtles no match for fast and furious illegal trade (2018) – TRAFFIC -includes link to report
  • Scientists’ statement of reasons for a class-wide moratorium of amphibians in USA import trade to prevent entry of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal) (2017) amphibians.org
  • Exotic animal parties ‘to face new regulations’ (October 2017) BBC.com
  • Field Notes: Predicting how the pet trade spreads infectious disease (February 2017) mongabay.com
  • A Reptile Dysfunction, How Sulcata Tortoises Became America’s Most Adorable Mistake (July 2016) Buzzfeed.com
  • Indonesia’s birds being wiped out by pet trade (May 2016) mongabay.com
  • New species of monitor found on the black market (March 2015) mongabay.com
  • Cold-Blooded Complications, Shelters and rescues struggle to care for reptiles sold as “loss leaders” Animal Sheltering (2014)
  • Infamous pet and zoo supplier lost 3,500 animals a week (October 2014) mongabay.com
  • Pet dealer won’t regain custody of 26,000 animals seized during raid (February 2010) mongabay.com