Tiger Wine Among Signs of Illegal Trade in China – AP and MSNBC

From MSNBC:

…Tiger skins are valuable and considered status symbols in areas such as Tibet, while bones and other parts of the animal are used in traditional medicines and as aphrodisiacs. There’s even wine made with crushed tiger bone.

China banned trade in tiger parts in 1993, but TRAFFIC suspects pressure is growing on the government to lift the ban, especially for bred in captivity….[Full Text]

-Photo (TRAFFIC via WWF): What looks like a decoration is actually a bottle of wine made with crushed tiger bone.
-Read also Lifting Tiger Trade Ban a Catastrophe for Conservation by TRAFFIC.

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