Tigers Starved To Make Wine From Their Bones

12th August 2012

 

Shepherd, the famous wildlife artist, said: “It’s believed farm owners starve tigers to death to enable them to claim they died from ‘natural causes’, getting round the few restrictions that are supposed to curb their activities. It is cruel and wicked.”

 

TigerTime supporters will meet Foreign Office minister Jeremy Browne next Wednesday to urge him to press China to ban all trade in tiger parts. And it wants people to sign its petition at www.bantigertrade.com.

It’s believed farm owners starve tigers to death to enable them to claim they died from ‘natural causes’, getting round the few restrictions that are supposed to curb their activities. It is cruel and wicked.

Campaigner and former model Samantha Fox said: “These revelations are sickening. For just one tiger to be treated this way would be an outrage. Eleven is mind-numbing.

“All this suffering just so people can have skins as trophies and drink wine made from crushed tiger bones.”

Joanna Lumley called the farms “barbaric” and the trade in tiger parts “abhorrent”.

Up to 6,000 tigers are thought to be held on the farms – twice as many as are left in the wild.

The prize for the farmers is the lucrative trade in skins – worth up to £25,000 – and body parts for ­traditional Chinese medicine. Tiger bone wine can sell for as much as £130 a bottle.

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