Beetle breeding is a $100 million industry in Japan. In 1999, a beetle specimen…

Beetle breeding is a $100 million industry in Japan. In 1999, a beetle specimen sold for 10,000,000 yen which was about $100,000 at the time. The industry used to be illegal which caused surges in beetle smuggling- in 2001, two Japanese men were arrested in Nepal trying to smuggle 542 beetles.



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