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.
There is no escaping the fact that countries from which wild tigers have been wiped out or virtually wiped out in recent years – Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and China – are countries where the tiger has been valued solely for the sum of its body parts.
Today in Westminster, MPs have called for urgent action to end the killing of tigers and other big cats by halting trade in their parts and products. At an event co-hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary China Group and the Indo-British All-Party Parliamentary Group, along with our Wildlife campaigners, MPs expressed serious concern over the existential […]