China ‘Gets the Message’ on Controversial Tiger Farms: NGO – AFP

At a CITIES conference, China proposed to re-legalize domestic trade of tiger parts from artificially-bred . Conservationists fear that this would increase demand and encourage poaching. A decision will be made at the conference on Wednesday. From The Nation:

Pressed by conservationists to shut down breeding farms housing some 5,000 tigers, China hinted Tuesday it may abandon a proposal to legalise domestic trade in furs and tiger-bone medicine.

A document drafted by Beijing, to be submitted for approval to the UN body regulating wildlife trade, said nations that breed the "on a commercial scale should implement measures to restrict the captive population to a level supportive only to conserving wild tigers." [Full Text]

See also China To Revive Trade in Tiger Parts from CNN-IBN and Recent Sighting Holds Hope for China's Wild Tigers from Worldwatch Institute.

SUPPORT CDT

CDT on Twitter

Google Ads 1

CDT EBOOKS

Giving Assistant

Amazon Smile

Google Ads 2

Anti-censorship Tools

Life Without Walls

Click on the image to download Firefly for circumvention

Open popup
X

Welcome back!

CDT is a non-profit media site, and we need your support. Your contribution will help us provide more translations, breaking news, and other content you love.