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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.
In todays Times Newspaper, a letter from Joanna Lumley and David Shepherd was printed to show the failure of the Chinese Government in protecting their wild tigers, while gaining good press for two pandas being sent to Edinburgh Zoo. TigerTime believes this has acted as a smokescreen for their lack of protection for tigers and the tiger farms that are currently taking place in China.Read more
It has been stated that fifty-one tigers have died in different states of India between January and December 5, 2011. A tigress shot dead outside Kaziranga National Park in Assam on Monday is the latest on the list. Figures provided by Wildlife Protection Society of India show that 14 tigers perished in Uttarakhand, the highest in a single state.Read more
Assam Police fired 16 bullets from an AK-47 rifle to kill a stray tigress.
They had time to get a tranquilliser gun. Didn't they?
The Chinese Government has stopped an auction of 400 bottles of tiger wine which was planned for this weekend (See previous post on our TigerTime Blog). Hundreds of Tiger Time supporters responded to the call to email Chinese officials demanding that it be banned.Read more
Video of Samantha Fox on the BBC for TigerTimeRead more
TigerTime is the global campaign by the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation to save the tiger in the wild.Read more