Can the United States stop poaching at home?
By Rachael Bale, ANIMALS Executive Editor
When most people think of poaching, they picture the slaughter of an African elephant for its ivory tusks or the butchering of a rhino for its horn. What many people don’t realize, however, is that poaching happens in our own backyard, too. Last month, a Pennsylvania man was sentenced to pay $250,000 after admitting to taking thousands of diamondback terrapins (a type of turtle) from a New Jersey marsh and illegally shipping them in unmarked packages to people who wanted them as pets.
A National Geographic/Morning Consult poll finds overwhelming support for increasing the number of endangered species. By a 10-1 margin, the poll of 2,200 Americans supported adding more protected