Right now, an EIA investigator is in the field trying his hardest to get the evidence we need to close down a farm where we suspect tigers are being bred and butchered for their body parts. He is preparing to go undercover to infiltrate the criminal network behind this farm – and any donation you make today will go directly towards helping to fund his efforts and those of other EIA tiger investigators.
With your help we can gather the evidence we need to have the farm closed – and push for a change in laws to make tiger farming illegal in Asia.
Jin is a wildlife crime investigator attempting to infiltrate the criminal network behind the tiger farm and secure the evidence we need to ensure its closure.
He is preparing to put his feelings aside to mix with these people, and is steeling himself to go undercover. He has rehearsed his cover-story to convince this network that he is a fellow trader in illegal tiger products and parts. We know these are dangerous people, so we can’t take unnecessary risks.
Please will you support Jin’s endeavour, and our Tiger campaign with a gift? Your gift today will go directly towards helping to fund Jin’s efforts and those of other EIA tiger investigators.
* We’re calling him ‘Jin’, but that’s not his real name, and being any more specific about his location could put his life at risk.Please give whatever you can. Thank you.
Shockingly, there are more than 7,000 tigers being held captive in facilities across Asia. And behind the scenes of so-called ‘farms’, ‘zoos’ and ‘circuses’ claiming to promote tiger conservation, is a mercenary trade in tiger bones, teeth, skin and meat.
Without proof, we cannot stop this – which is why the success of investigations like Jin’s are crucial to ending this trade and safeguarding the future of the wild tiger.
If we’re to persuade more governments to bring the trade in tiger products to an end, we need to gather more hard evidence. There are fewer than 4,000 tigers left in the wild. So, as long as this tiger farming industry continues, every single one is at risk.
Whatever you give today will GO DIRECTLY TO FUND OUR TIGERS CAMPAIGN.
Previously, supporters like you made our Sin City report possible, exposing a lawless region in Laos where visitors could openly buy endangered species products smuggled from Asia and Africa.
This report led to the closure of four restaurants that were serving ‘sauté tiger meat’, and was a catalyst for Laos banning any facilities from selling tiger parts.
We will continue to campaign, and push for an end to tiger farming and trade in tiger parts at the highest possible level, but where things matter most right now is on the frontline, with investigators like Jin.
Tiger farms across Asia claim to promote tiger conservation. But behind closed doors, animals are bred and butchered for their body parts.
On investigations, Jin often comes across sickening tiger products such as tiger wine, charms made from tiger teeth and tiger bones used as an ineffective ingredient in traditional remedies. Perhaps most disturbingly, even sautéed tiger meat can be found for sale in some restaurants.
Almost every body part of the tiger is traded by criminals for massive profit. If that wasn’t bad enough, this sickening trade only stimulates demand for tiger parts and products, particularly from wild tigers, which fuels their relentless poaching.
Please give whatever you can. Thank you.