Russians poaching squirrels to keep as pets

Russians love squirrels, maybe a little too much.

Apparently there is a craze for keeping squirrels as pets, causing people to catch them in city parks and resell them to pet owners on the internet.

The Toronto Star wrote a story about it: Why squirrels are mysteriously disappearing from Moscow’s parks

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One Response to Russians poaching squirrels to keep as pets

  1. Dan says:

    This is sad.
    As long as I’d like a squirrel for a pet, I wouldn’t take their liberty to live in the wilderness.
    People who pay for that are not true squirrel lovers. They probably do it for the hype.

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