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Josh and Benny Safdie Take On the Illegal Wildlife Trade

Directors Josh and Benny Safdie (Daddy Longlegs) take on the illegal wildlife trade in The Trophy Hunter, a PSA made for the Turtle Conservancy and supporting Here’s how the group describes the video:

This year we are sending out a video whose content may be difficult for some viewers. However, the video highlights an important issue: the illegal wildlife trade and its role in the global extinction crisis.

This holiday we are supporting TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade-monitoring network ( The illegal wildlife trade is the third largest illicit trade after drugs and arms and is responsible for the extinction of many animal and plant species. TRAFFIC is a joint program of the WWF and IUCN and works around the world to ensure that the trade in wildlife is not a threat to the conservation of nature.

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