Tiger Skin Trade: Sordid saga !

 The BBC came out with an disturbing piece recently!, it said that trade in tiger parts have increased in the recent past. The seizure of Dozens of leopard skins and 108 (yes it is that large!) tiger skins at a Lhasa Monastery shows how fast hopes are fading for today’s tigers. Indira Gandhi would have been ashamed. I see little hope from the National Tiger Authority set up by the government.

It is simple!, unless security norms are tightened and political patronage stopped be ready to show tigers only on videos to your children/ grandchildren!

If anybody is reading this please understand yourself and even tell others, it is plain misconception that tiger parts have medicinal uses!! Whatever Chinese herbal doctors may claim,it is foolish to even say that tiger parts have mdeicinal properties.

We should be thankful to even see that there are 1200 odd tigers left in the wild (back to sqaure one). Gone are the days when the wildlife act ensured that 5000 tigers could live in relative safety (from 1200 in 1971!!!).

These (please insert the profanity of your choice , these wretched dregs merit it wholly!) Sansar Chands and other leading poachers will definitely ruin the tigers if not stopped now!

It is beseeching request to everyone of you reading this column, please spread awareness, only that will the magnificent Cat, he is dependent on us!!!

Spread this message ! and save the tiger!

To understand a little about the Royal Bengal Tiger pls visit,

 http://www.indiantiger.org/wildlife-organizations/project-tiger.html

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Published in: Uncategorized on September 29, 2006 at 8:22 am  Comments (1)  

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