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Commercial wildlife farming is the practice of raising and breeding wildlife species in captivity with the goal of
harvesting animals or animal products for commercial profit (WCS, 2008). There exists a distinction between
farming animals for commercial purposes and breeding wild animals for conservation purposes.
This report only focuses on commercial wildlife farming. Throughout the report, the terms ‘commercial wildlife farming’
and ‘wildlife farming’ refer to the practice of raising a wildlife species (capable of breeding in captivity) for commercial
profit, and are used interchangeably.
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