In 1995, we started working on a two-year investigative research project to try and find out what was going on, because the sloth bears in the wild were obviously getting depleted because of a practice by the Kalandar community. They are a marginalized Islamic community who live across India, and have been in India since the thirteenth century.
We went about getting evidence of what was going on, using a hidden camera in a shirt button. We went in, pretending to be buyers. And we found this right in this very state, in Karnataka.