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Tigers slaughtered for entertainment and show of status


Their meat sold and bones used for TCM. Inhuman. 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…

Illegal tiger-derived “medicine” available in NYC


New York’s Black Market for Tiger Medicines – Metropolis – WSJ. …wildlife advocates fear that local ports serve as smuggling hubs for tiger parts and are pushing some of the nation’s toughest anti-tiger trafficking laws. What fuels the demand for illicit tiger-related products? And where can shoppers find these items for sale? A World Wild…

How alternative medicine is wiping out the greatest of cats


Kill the Tigers – Forbes. Here’s a choice: save the last remaining tigers on the planet, or kill them, chop them into pieces, and eat them in the mistaken belief that tiger parts can be used as medicine. Sounds like an easy choice, no? Unfortunately, humans have already decided to kill the tigers rather than…