Farming out the problem

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A recent report that the Union ministry of environment and forests may be "exploring the possibility of allowing private persons to breed wild animals and extract medicinal products from them' has sent a ripple of discontent amongst the country's conservationists. The debate over the ethics and economics of use (of which farming is but one form), and its contribution to the conservation of wild species has been characterised more by rhetoric than reason in most parts of the world