The frog leg trade leads to the release of disease and invasive species decreasing and threatening frog survival. A third of all frog species have gone extinct since 1979. The health of amphibian populations has a direct result on the quality of human life. Frogs eat disease carrying insects and ticks. Some species have unique characteristics studied by medical facilities to create or improve medications and treatments. They are an important part of the food chain, and removing them effects all species including ourselves.