One boring day, someone decided that geckos have amazing curative properties that ranges from cancer to diabetes and even aids. Someone in China that is. And so, it started a frenzy of every pinoy trying to catch the neighborhood tuko as there are buyers willing to pay thousands for a good sized zilla.
Where do these poor geckos end up in? The streets of hong kong and chinatown in singapore where a shop sells these poor critters aside from an assortment of dried seahorses, and craters filled with sharksfin.
Ignorance, we pay dearly for that.