Manila's Black Market In Animals (IMAGE) University of Kansas Caption Manila's wide-ranging black market in exotic animals is described as 'bizarre and grotesque.' The criminal trade in animals ranges from pet stores with many endangered and illegal species hidden behind the scenes to major international wildlife violators and wholesale smuggling rackets. Credit Sy Emerson Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.