exotic animal trade Eric Goode interview WILD mag

The Wild Magazine shared a eye-opening interview with conservationist Eric Goode, and it’s a must-read. Goode is former NYC club and restaurant owner and art-scene  staple of the 80s and 90s. Now, he’s turned his focus to something quite different. From the interview:

“It’s like having fine art. There are people that have collections of wild animals and some of the rarest animals in the world, like certain types of birds, or antelopes that no zoo even has. So, there’s a huge demand in the Middle East and there’s a ton of money. It’s like having a Matisse.” Read the full interview here.