Select the most appropriate set of words from the given choices to fill in the blanks.

The law prohibits a person from felling a sandalwood tree, even if it grows on ones own land, without prior permission from the government. As poor people cannot deal with the government, this legal provision leads to a rip-roaring business for ___________, who care neither for the ___________ , nor for the trees.

A. middlemen, rich

B. the government, poor

C. touts, rich

D. touts, poor

Please do not use chat terms. Example: avoid using "grt" instead of "great".