First tigers, now leopards taking the hit from Chinese demand for ‘health tonics’
Not satisfied with pushing wild tigers to the brink of extinction, the Chinese ‘tonic wine’ industry is now driving demand for leopard bones.
We are appalled that leopard bone products are still being promoted in China. The use of big cat bones to produce ‘tonic’ wines is a major driver of illegal trade and the poaching of tigers, leopards and other big cats.
Zimbabwe: One of the last 'big tusker' elephants shot dead by Russian trophy hunter - despite wearing radio collar for study
Another large-tusked elephant has been removed from the gene pool, this time by a Russian hunter in Zimbabwe.
The giant elephant was collared for research purposes, a fact that the entire hunting party of seven people (including a Government ranger and two trackers from the community with detailed knowledge of the area) claim not to have noticed at the time.