IS BUYING SMUGGLED PETS REALLY THAT BAD?
Because they are brought into the country illegally, the way these animals are treated and transported are not monitored. Travel from one country to another often leaves smuggled pets stuffed into small containers, prone to disease and injury. The animals can escape from their private enclosures once they arrive, or captors choose to release them to avoid penalty. These animals, though originally from the wild, are then plunged into the terrifying, urban streets of Manila.