In China, something is happening to one of the most beautiful and majestic of all wild animals: tigers are being viciously slaughtered.
Not only that, but we are the ones doing the slaughtering. Rich Chinese citizens are responsible for the deaths of at least 10 beautiful tigers. They are doing it for fun… and it needs to be stopped.
China has always had a market for tiger parts. Their bones can be sold for an average of 14,000 yuan (nearly $2,254) per kilo while the meat is valued at over 1,000 yuan (nearly $161) a kilo.
There were over 100,000 tigers in the wild at the turn of the 20th century. Today, fewer than 3,200 remain today. The world has seen a 97% decline of the tiger population, with extinctions of 3 sub-species.
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