Calls from within China to lift the ban on the trade of tiger parts have been widely publicised over the last month. I didn’t get a chance to mention Xinhua’s recent story on the issue before going on holiday so I might as well do it now.
The article featured a revealing interview with Liu Dan, chief engineer of the Harbin tiger park. The park is known in the Xinhua database as “the world’s largest Siberian tiger breeding base” and over the past few years there have been several stories detailing the efforts of Liu Dan and his colleagues to reintroduce tigers into the wild. But this latest interview exposes the Harbin park as a fraud….[Full Text]
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