Wildlife farming refers to the raising of non-domesticated animals in an agricultural setting to produce whole living animals (to keep as pets) and commodities such as food, traditional medicine and fiber.
Wildlife farms can protect certain species that are in danger of extinction due to their demand (use as food, use in traditional medicines, ...)
Current state of the industry
Although few farms exist that raise non-domestic species, certain species that are in very high demand (e.g. tigers) are already being raised industrially.
- Barun Mitra: proponent of legalising the sale of animals in danger of extinction, as it allows to grow these species industrially (hence avoiding the need of hunting them in the wild)
- *The End of Eden on Youtube
- Canned hunting
- Damania, Richard; Bulte, Erwin H. (2007). "The economics of wildlife farming and endangered species conservation". Ecological Economics. 62: 461–472. doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2006.07.007.
- 2012 Current TV documentary on wildlife trade]
- Legalising the flesh of self-grown local animals