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10:02 UK time, Thursday, 19 February 2009

"The dancing bears have largely been gotten rid of but not the charmers" - Wildlife Protection Society of India spokesman on the fight against snake charmers

Around 5,000 charmers took to the streets of Calcutta this week, protesting against the Indian government's crack down on their profession. There are apparently an estimated 800,000 snake charmers plying their trade in the country. If Shakti Banerjee has his way, that could mean there are a lot of snakes on the loose.
More details (the Independent)

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