200 tiger farms in China where the animals are bred for slaughter
In legal tiger farms across China, some 6,000 caged cats are kept in filthy conditions and will be killed for dubious medicinal uses and as home decor for the country's newly-rich elite. The sordid business is mostly legal, but hides behind carefully-worded agreements and pretensions of conservation. The issue is expected to be addressed at this week's Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) meeting in Johannesburg. In my opinion its time that China took full responsibilty for the damage that it is doing by permitting this cruel trade in captive tigers to the remaining small population of wild tigers in Asia. See link below to the report in Eco Watch.