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With the recent confiscation (Dec. 2001) of thousands of Asian turtles and tortoises in Hong Kong, the animal markets in China (including Guangzhou) "suffered" a temporary setback. Ongoing survey work as well as a recent brief photodocumentary of the markets (Spring 2002) have shown that the markets have returned to full strength once more however.
While one could never fully describe the markets without visiting them and thus experiencing them firsthand, the following is meant to continue the work of others in trying to let the world know what the exact situation is and what species are currently being offered in these markets.
Warning- many of the pictures in the following pages are quite graphic in nature and are not intended for small children
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