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Buying and selling wild animals: Part 1

4 August 2015

 

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www.leopard.tvThe live wildlife being sold on auctions show a continual change in the type of animals entering the market, with increasing numbers of rare animals and exotic colour and morphological variants entering the market recently. This has created a record turnover of R1 875 133 871 for 29 281 animals sold in 2014. Of these sales, most of the animals were sold on catalogue and boma auctions. However, it is estimated that these wildlife auctions only represent some 20 per cent of all the wild animals being sold, with the rest sold privately.

Live wild animals for sale can be marketed in various ways, two of which are internet and catalogue auctions by the owner... (Become a subscriber for more)

 

References:

Cloete, F 2014. Amptelike wildveilingomset breek die miljard-merk. Game & Hunt 20(2): 63, 65 & 67.

Cloete, F 2014. Lewendewild-handel stoom voort. Game & Hunt 21(2): 71 – 74.

Cloete, P C, J du P Bothma, J G du Toit & J. van Rooyen In Print. Buying and selling wild animals. In J du P Bothma & J G du Toit, Game ranch management, sixth edition. Pretoria: Van Schaik.

 

article by Prof J du P Bothma

 

 

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