Succulent Poachers Are A Growing Problem In Northern California

Опубликовано 24 мая 2018, 18:47
Succulent poachers are a growing problem in Northern California seaside communities.
Thieves are taking a succulent commonly known as "bluff lettuce" from it's native land-
California and Oregon coast,.and shipping it in bulk to South Korea, Japan, and China.
It is seen as a luxury item in Asia, one plant will sell for up to $50 on the black market.
The succulents are popular among Korean housewives — desperate, if you will, for the same things that have made them a hit in the US — they're collectible, neglectable, and instantly grammable." NPR's Alexi Horowitz-Ghazi
Poachers who are caught can be fined at least $1,000 and sentenced to up to six months in jail.

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