Jaguar Skin in the Market. Lima, Peru. Photo by Zoe Helene

Jaguar Skin in the Market

“Even though Jaguars are sacred to the indigenous tribes of the Amazon region, and even though they are listed as endangered on the Endangered Species Act (ESA), you can find jaguar skins in the market without searching too hard, and word on the street is you can still purchase ‘orphaned’ jaguar kittens on the black market. As long as there is demand, there will be supply to meet it. It’s really that simple.” – Zoe Helene