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Demand for tiger meat and bear paws rise by wealthy Chinese

Menus in restaurants at a resort complex in northwest Laos offer Chinese visitors "sauté tiger meat," bear paws and pangolins, a London-based group said in March.  Customers "can openly buy endangered species products" in the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone in Laos' Bokeo Province, on the border with Myanmar and Thailand, an area that has become a "lawless playground" for the trade in illegal wildlife, according to a report by Britain's Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA).Undercover investigators with the EIA and Education for Nature Vietnam visited a tiger and bear farm inside the zone housing a total of 38 Asiatic bears and 35 tigers. Please follow the link below to read the story in Focus Taiwan.

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