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The Dark Hobby

By Sabrina McFarland, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Marine life docu deep dives into aquarium trafficking trade.

Movie NR 2021 73 minutes
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The Dark Hobby Review

Finally some attention is brought to this Dark Hobby and the impact it has on our Oceans. The Aquarium Industry is worth Billions while Trillions of life forms are removed from the reefs. With the Generations lost that can Never be Replaced.

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This insightful film offers informative first-hand accounts from experts and concerned citizens about the global operations of aquarium trafficking. "The pipeline begins at the point of capture and it ends when the fish goes belly up in a home aquarium," says reef activist Robert Wintner in The Dark Hobby. And some individuals also believe that it's best for aquatic wildlife to remain in their natural habitat. "Don't take my fish and put them in an aquarium up in New York City or Tennessee or whatever," notes Miloli'i, Hawaii Mayor Wilfred Kaupiko. "That's not their home." The Dark Hobby skillfully opens its door for discussion by shedding significant light on the relevant subject about the destruction and conservation of marine wildlife.

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