Tigers slaughtered for entertainment and show of status

Their meat sold and bones used for TCM.


Tigers slaughtered in show of social stature for Guangdong businessmen | World news | theguardian.com.

More than 10 tigers have been killed as “visual feasts” in China to entertain officials and rich business people, state media reported.

Police in the port city of Zhanjiang, in the southern province of Guangdong, seized a freshly slaughtered tiger and multiple tiger products in a raid this month, said the Nanfang Daily, the mouthpiece of the provincial Communist Party.

The story is harrowing to read. One butcher who reportedly killed at least 10 animals tried to escape during the raid but died in the attempt. The animals were drugged to keep them docile in captivity but alive. If not for the body of a freshly killed tiger and the video evidence of electrocution and torture, it would be a difficult story to accept as true.

There is no link to the video but there is a photo of the dead tiger. The animals were butchered and the valuable meat sold. The bones and other parts, illegal to trade, are still used for traditional chinese medicine.

  2 comments for “Tigers slaughtered for entertainment and show of status

  1. Nos482
    March 28, 2014 at 12:45 AM

    I’ll not watch the vid as that would lead to way too high blood pressure… but please tell me that butcher died from being eaten by a tiger.

  2. Kathy Khoshfahm
    April 30, 2014 at 1:31 AM

    And I thought I had seen it all! I’ll be glad when my time on this Earth is up; I cannot handle the cruelty bestowed on the Animal Kingdom. Innocent creatures tortured and murdered for nothing…

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