Philippines spider fighting threatens arachnid population
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Many Filipinos think of spider fighting as a beloved childhood game, but more recently it has grown as a popular form of gambling. To meet the demand, spiders are shipped to buyers all over the Philippines—a trade researchers have warned could be threatening populations in the wild. But hobbyists are sounding the alarm on other problems making it harder than ever to find spiders in the wild.