China; Stop Selling Tiger Skins and Promoting Tiger Farms!

  • by: SUE LEE
  • target: China Government Officials

Please sign and share this petition worldwide in an effort to crack down on the existence of Tiger farms throughout China and using the animals to gain and sell their tiger skins. Tiger farms are a major problem as part of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and a serious threat to the future of wild tigers.

Tiger farms are a huge issue in international countries even though they were urged to tighten regulations over the keeping, breeding and use of tigers to prevent their commercial use. Some countries like China, India, Nepal, Myanmar and Vietnam have been asked to step-up enforcement in key border areas where there is persistent illegal international trade, and Thailand, Vietnam and Lao PDR have been urged to stop illegal trade in farmed tigers.

Serious criminality is associated with international illegal trade in tigers bred in, or trafficked through, captive operations, while the parallel legal market is perpetuating demand for tiger and other Asian big cat parts and products. China described the measures it has taken on tiger conservation and stated “we do not ban skin, we ban bone."

The statements made thereafter by China were ambiguous with regard to how tiger skins are used. The significance of the statement “we do not ban skin, we ban bone” is that previously China has merely confirmed that it labels skins or that skins are “well-maintained”. This is the first time the country has admitted in an open meeting that it does not ban the use of tiger skins, which in essence means that they also promote tiger farms and the killing of these animals to ascertain their skins.

Please sign and share this petition worldwide in an effort to crack down on the existence of Tiger farms throughout China and using the animals to gain and sell their tiger skins. Tiger farms are a major problem as part of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and a serious threat to the future of wild tigers.

 

China Government Officials - Stop the promotion and running of tiger farms, killing these beautiful animals for their skins. What you are doing is creating a threat and existence to the tiger population as a whole, which is leading to their extinction! Ban the running of tiger farms and create laws that are fully enforced to put an end to killing the tigers and selling their skins for profit! Save the tigers!!!

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