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A male tiger has been found dead in the Jharan range, North Chandrapur, India. As can be seen from the shocking photo, the 6 year old tiger was hacked by the poachers who took away all four limbs and the tiger’s canines.
A recent visit to China by a leading animal welfare expert proves that tigers are being used to make illegal tiger products and kept in inhumane conditions akin to battery farms that masquerade as tourist attractions.
Tighter policing and enforcement measures have driven Thai based illegal traders of tiger skins and bones to attempt to use an unlikely smuggling route - they have turned to the Thai postal service to smuggle their illegal products. Four complete tiger skins and bones worth an estimated £39,000 were seized by the Royal Thai customs this week.
Camera traps have captured photos of 14 tigers in the Manas National Park. The park spans the border between India and Bhutan at the foothills of the Himalayas. The area scanned was 650km of the protected sanctuary. The 14 tigers captured on film are made up from 7 males and 6 females, with one tigers gender unknown. Four of the tigers are known to the area and were spotted on both sides of the border.Read more
MEET the men with one of the most dangerous jobs on earth – counting tigers in the treacherous snows of Siberia. (Daily Express: John Ingham 28th December 2011)
Tiger campaigners from TigerTime have met with British Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne MP as part of their on going fight to see the trade on tiger parts banned. The meeting was held at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on Wednesday 21st December. The meeting occurred as the supporter signature count on the www.bantigertrade.com petition soared past 31,000. This figure was passed in a little over 30 days.Read more
TigerTime has received welcome support from The Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM). The RCHM is the UK’s leading professional association for practitioners of Chinese Medicine. It has today joined the call from TigerTime for a total ban on all trade in any tiger products from any source whatsoever.Read more
The Daily Express runs a piece on TigerTime and tiger farms.
Due to the rising demand for tiger parts in traditional Chinese medicine, tiger farms are on the increase in China. Last year, there were an estimated 24 tiger farms in China responsible for breeding around 6,000 tigers in shocking conditions. The tiger farms vary, with some being run like zoos, with gift shops and shows.