Europe's snakeskin fashions could threaten pythons
- Published: 28 Nov 2012 at 09.01
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Europe's love of snakeskin fashion items could threaten the very survival of pythons, according to a report published Tuesday.
Nearly a half million python skins are exported each year -- almost exclusively for use in European fashion -- in a massive market with a legal value of more than $1.0 billion (771 million euros), according to the study "Trade in South-East Asian Python Skins."
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