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10 Most Profitable Trades That Are Illegal

By SiliconIndia  |   Monday, 07 October 2013, 05:00 Hrs
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4. Snake skin

The fashion for carrying products made of snakeskin is growing at a tremendous rate. Although in California, selling Pythons or their parts has been illegal since 1970, most of the dealers or merchants of snakeskin items act unaware of the regulation. The market is booming and threatens to distort the ecosystem since snakes are an important part of it. It generates billions of dollars annually.

5. Sperm

The trade on sperm donation under strict regulations is acceptable to some extent as it helps those having trouble in conceiving. But the uncontrolled ways of donating sperms via websites disguised as social networking sites could be hazardous to health. Sperm could carry a number of infectious diseases and to prevent it legitimate donors are hold under strict health controls to minimize genetic defects and other such diseases. The outbreak of sites dedicated to sperm trade is hard to monitor and hence difficult to control.

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