Living Planet: Taste for tarantulas | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 19.07.2018
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Environment

Living Planet: Taste for tarantulas

People in Cambodia have developed a taste for tarantulas, starting during the brutal rule of the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s when people were starving and ate the crawling creatures to survive. To this day, people continue hunting down tarantulas, and sell them fried at market stalls. But habitat loss and hunting are driving them to the brink.

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