Photographer Patrick Brown has been on a mission for close to 10 years to photograph the shocking trade in animals in Asia. This trade is depicted in his book, Trading to Extinction.
Now you can be part of that mission – by supporting his project and buying his book.
“For years, I have traveled across Asia to document the devastating impact of wildlife trafficking,” Brown says. “Now I’d like to bring my work to a worldwide audience, by producing a campaigning photographic book called ‘Trading to Extinction.’
“It is a shocking tale of cruelty, crime and human greed. As with drug trafficking, money fuels the animal trade. Its tentacles wrap around the world, from the remote forests of Asia to the trafficking hubs of Beijing, Bangkok, London, Tokyo and New York.
“A poacher who kills a rhino and removes its horn in India gets $350. That same horn sells for $1,000 in a nearby market town. By the time it reaches Hong Kong, Beijing or the Middle East, the horn is worth $370,000. Tiger bones are worth up to $700 per kilo.”
Check out the project HERE.