It’s now one full year since the International Tiger Forum in St Petersburg. At that event, many countries came together and committed to doubling wild tiger numbers by 2022. China was one of those countries.
We now understand that China is allowing the trade in skins from ‘farmed’ tigers.
This trade is the perfect ‘smokescreen’ for the poachers who kill wild tigers. The poachers can now go about their business knowing that, if apprehended with skins and other products, they can hide behind the potential confusion of whether it is a ‘farmed’ skin. Allowing this trade is totally at odds with the commitments made by Wen Jiabao (Chinese Premier) at the Tiger Forum in 2010.
Please sign the petition here: TIGER TIME