When caring less may actually help
This well written and informative article by one of India's leading tiger experts gets straight to the difficult situation relating to problem tigers. Besides the obvious human/tiger problem that needs to be solved without delay whenever villagers are threatened, injured or killed by tigers there is also the decision to be made as to whether the problem tiger should be shot or tranquillised. I am firmly of the opinion that the easiest and kindest way forward is to shoot the tiger rather than tranquillising it. To tranquillise, capture and then incarcerate a wild tiger in a cage is a cruel and unnecessary ending to such a magnificent animal. In my view no wild animal should be removed from its native forest home and then caged in a zoo. Tigers and all wild animals belong in their natal habitat and not imprisoned in a zoo. See link below to read the report in The Hindu.