Tag: tiger-farming

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Groups welcome intention of Laos to phase out tiger farms

Laos has formally announced at CITES Standing Committee its intention to phase out controversial tiger farm operations, long a source of tiger skins, bones, teeth and claws for a trade which perpetuates the desirability of tiger products and adds intolerable pressure to the world’s remaining wild tiger populations

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China puts the ‘con’ in tiger conservation

Despite signing up to global initiatives to protect wild tigers and double their number by 2022, Government departments in China have quietly set about stimulating domestic markets for tiger skins and body parts. As few as 3,500 tigers survive in the wild, yet more than 5,000 captive-bred tigers are held in China

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Calling ‘time’ on tiger farms and skin sales

Countries with operations farming tigers and other Asian big cats must shut them down and destroy stockpiled body parts and derivatives – and China, which has the greatest number of tiger farms, must end its domestic trade in tiger and leopard skins as an indication of genuine commitment to ending the tiger trade