Cerebral Shangrila

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Tigers - Taming the Chinese farms

I was stunned to read that there are more tigers in captivity in China than in the wild in the entire world. And most of this, according to BBC, is not for conservation purposes.

After intense international pressure, China banned the trade in tiger products more than a decade ago. The UN has reinforced the ban as China started mulling about re-opening the trade. But is this enough reason for India to cheer ? What about the protection in our parks ? What about the strange co-existence of humans and tigers in our sanctuaries ? What about the lack of teeth of our enforcement laws ?



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