Trading to Extinction in vice magazine



Patrick Brown talks about the Trading to Extinction project, which documents the illegal trade of endangered animals in Asia. Vice Magazine travelled with Brown to Guangzhou, China, where he finishes his decade-long project.




The sale of bear paws, crocodile hearts, and other rare animal parts form the world’s third-largest illegal market. Black Market explores the human passions and ancient beliefs that drive the trade and threaten its most endangered species. See the project at


Photojournalist Patrick Brown goes deep inside this vast, dangerous world. He risks his own personal safety to take us on a fascinating — and stomach-turning — journey through the lives of myth-bound Chinese villagers, the status-seeking nouveau riche, third-generation smugglers, and corrupt officials that make this market possible.


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