UP to one billion frogs are taken from the wild for human consumption each year … France and the US are the two biggest importers, Indonesia the largest exporter. Read more here.
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I still haven’t seen the study but would like to; however I think your title needs a question mark at the end Jennifer.
The main thrust of the study seems to be that the numbers of frogs being harvested might be larger than originally thought but that those numbers aren’t really being documented fully.
…and that seems to be about the thrust of it with a little undefined panic chucked in get the study some press.
Your title might therefore be a bit uncharacteristically alarmist.
We’ll see when the study becomes available.
I hope you will follow up on this in the future.
Cheers IceClass, and I’ll add a question mark.
One interesting potential issue with the frog leg trade is touched upon in an article by Terry Glavin in Seed Magazine:
” Around the same time, a wave of mysterious frog disappearances that had been confounding herpetologists worldwide spread to the US Pacific Northwest. It was soon discovered that Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, a deadly fungus native to southern Africa, had found its way via such routes as the overseas trade in frog’s legs to Central America, South America, Australia, and now the United States. “