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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Linked To Rise In Pet Turtle Sales & Smuggling

30 September 2014 1:31 PM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie grossed $187M at the domestic box office and an additional $154M at the foreign box office. The film's success has feuled an explosion in sales of pet turtles. The CBC is reporting, sales of pet turtles has risen 20% sinceTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was released in theaters this past August. Steve Mark, who worked with the province's parks department told CBC, "Kids, with their imagination, are thinking if they got four of them maybe they'll turn into the ninja turtles." Mark saw the same boost in demand during the 1990's when the first the first film adaptation was released. On the downside, this rise in demand has led to a spike in illegal smuggling of the creatures. Mark believe 9 out of 10 turtles found in pet stores were acquired illegally. How lucrative can it be for smugglers? Mark said, "One example of a »

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