Vietnam’s Tiger Farms Are Trafficking Hubs

Originally posted on Ann Novek--With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors:

The Oklahoman2012-07-28:                        By MIKE IVES, Associated Press | AN BINH, VietnamNineteen tigers prowl outdoor cages the size of dormitory rooms, nibbling frayed wire fences and roaring at a caretaker who taunts them with his sandal. It looks like a zoo, but it’s closed to the public. The facility breeds tigers, but has never supplied a conservation program with any animals nor sold any to zoos. Conservationists allege that Vietnam’s 11 registered tiger farms, including this one, are fronts for a thriving illegal market in tiger parts, highly prized for purported — if unproven — medicinal qualities….                  more »

 

A Bengal tigress with her cubs at the Bandhavgarh National Park, India.3Photo: Creative Commons

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One comment on “Vietnam’s Tiger Farms Are Trafficking Hubs

  1. granbee says:

    Help these tigers!

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