EIA’s Tiger Campaign has since 2013 been engaging with developments in government policy in China, with the objective of securing permanent policy changes to end tiger farming and close legal domestic markets for parts and products of tigers and other big cats.
Last year we raised the alarm about a new Chinese Government policy which repealed a 25-year ban on use of tiger bone and rhino horn in traditional medicine. A document issued in March 2019 by the Government of Shaanxi Province appears to implement the new policy and makes no reference to the November 2018 claims that a full ban is in effect.
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The Government of China has revealed it allows commercial trade in tiger bone and rhino horn from farmed animals for use in traditional Chinese medicine research and clinical treatments, a brazen and regressive move which drastically undermines international efforts for tiger and rhino conservation