A Deadly Game Of Cat And Mouse

In August 2009, we completed an investigation into the illegal trade in Asian big cats in China and documented the availability of skins, bones and teeth.

Using historical intelligence, analysis and suspect-profiling, our investigators targeted retail premises in five cities and attended a horse festival in Tibet Autonomous Region.

In this report, we urge the Government of China to establish a specialised multi-agency enforcement unit with the skills and resources to proactively investigate criminal networks trafficking and selling Asian big cat parts and derivatives.