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06/28/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

7 Animals Being Eaten To Extinction (PHOTOS)

With human populations increasing worldwide and consumers demanding rare and exotic meals, endangered animals are being hunted for food at an increasingly alarming rate. Due to such a diverse international culture and rich tastes, the United States is one of the largest consumers of wildlife, with mass amounts of it illegally smuggled into the country every year.

Take a look at 7 animals that are threatened with extinction if humans don't stop eating them--you might be surprised at what you find!

Animals Being Eaten To Extinction