“All of the demand for tiger parts is coming from China,” said Belinda Wright, executive director of the Wildlife Protection Society of India. “Unless the Chinese change their attitude, the tiger has no future on this earth.”
Chinese tiger farms raise thousands of animals with assembly-line efficiency. Many others are packed in small cages. Until two years ago, one farm sold tiger steaks.
The word “tiger” no longer appears on the "tiger wine" packaging — “rare animal bones” is used instead — although those who sell the wine say the key ingredient remains tiger bone.
The park is a fairly dispiriting place. In addition to the tigers, there are also about 300 Asiatic brown bears which are tapped for their bile, the main ingredient of a lucrative supplement said to improve eyesight.
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