Back at Dukerd University, the team and I are in tight negotiations with Professor Fumbleton in an effort to secure funding for another pigrate expedition. A recent email tip about the possible marketing of pigrate feet can only support our position.
Attached to the email was the following photo taken in a small coastal grocery store, apparently selling supposed pigrate parts.
If the claim is true, we could have a conservation crisis on our hands. Since there is no account of an accurate number of pigrates, we may have a store marketing parts of an animal that very well likely should be protected by the Endangered Species Act.
The negotiations seem to be going well and we are hopeful to receive funding for another expedition by mid to late July.