29 Aug '11, 5pm

Horrors at Chinese tiger farm, reports an undercover US diplomat. Something must be done! #china via @Michael_GR

Horrors at Chinese tiger farm, reports an undercover US diplomat. Something must be done! #china via @Michael_GR

Animal Cruelty in the Name of Superstition and Money Sometimes, there's nothing like seeing for yourself. A U.S. diplomat posed as a Korean tourist and went to south China to visit a notorious 'tiger farm' where over 1,000 tigers are kept in cages. What he witnessed there confirms what the pessimists (and they are numerous these days) believe about China's tiger conservation efforts. The endangered animals were "whipped, made to perform 'marriage processions' and reportedly sold to be used in traditional medicines [...] the tiger farm offered tiger meat in its restaurant and tiger bone wine in a shop [...] most of the animals appear tame and some were used in circus-like entertainment shows, where they were beaten." Read on for more details.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/horros-at-china-t...

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