Laos still operating 'tiger farms' defying trafficking ban.
Three tigers have been discovered killed near a protected forest area in Laos. The discovery has drawn attention to the presence in the country of 3 privately owned tiger farms where tigers are kept for sale in spite of a wildlife trafficking ban. At present it is not known if the tigers came from the tiger farms or from the forest. According to a WWF report the tiger farms in Laos are holding a total of 500 tigers. Although Laos announced in September 2016 at an international conference in London that it would shut down all tiger farms within 1 year the wicked trade continues with at least 5 tiger farms now being operated. It is estimated that only 25 wild tigers remain in Laos. Please follow the link below to read more on this story.