On the 17th December, the Daily Mail ran a story with gruesome images depicting tiger killing and trade at a captive tiger facility, reportedly sourced from a whistleblower at the Qinhuangdao Wildlife Rescue Centre in Hebei Province of China. According to the story, the whistleblower had shared the pictures and information with one of China’s leading independent national non-government organisations who circulated it on social media.
"I often say that if I was a billionaire, I would try to give everyone alive six weeks in nature just so they could feel their true place in the world. One week of that would surely be devoted to elephants"
In an indication that China is getting serious about properly prosecuting wildlife criminals, a court in Jiangsu province has jailed a man for 11-and-a-half years and confiscated about £54,900 (500,000 RMB) worth of his private assets for ivory smuggling