Other Animals

Petition: New BBC Show Uncovers Urgent Tiger Trafficking Crisis in Southeast Asia

A new BBC program hosted by Aldo Kane called Tigers: Hunting the , is an in-depth look at the tiger farms in Southeast Asia. Less than 4,000 tigers exist in the wild and yet these farms exist to feed the illegal black market tiger trade.

Kane travels through China, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam to explore these tiger farms drive consumer demand for tiger products, which lead to increases in . Some animals are drowned or electrocuted for their parts because collectors will pay for tiger bones or fetuses harvested by the farms.

Lead Image Source : Image Source: Ondrej Prosicky/ Shutterstock.com

The film is an hour-long and sheds light on an urgent situation. According to the film, about 7,800 tigers are thought to be held in captivity throughout Asia.

The products these tigers are bred for include or tiger bone glue, both thought to have medicinal uses.


In an interview with LADbible, Kane said, “When you hit the on the very lowest level, you’re not dealing with the problem; all you’re doing is sticking plaster on something which is much, much bigger.

The majority of people have heard about tiger poaching before, but they didn’t know the reason why tiger poaching is on the increase is due to farming – and the traffickers pushing the product more, which then increases the demand for wild tigers.”

Kane hopes the film sheds light on the problem and creates awareness for the demand that drives the tiger trade. Stopping demand will help stop the poachers. The show aired on BBC Two on March 4 at 9pm. You can watch it via BBC iPlayer here.

Sign this petition to help end the illegal tiger trade!

This article was first published by OneGreenPlanet on 8 March 2020.


What you can do

Support ‘Fighting for Wildlife’ by donating as little as $1 – It only takes a minute. Thank you.

Fighting for Wildlife supports approved wildlife conservation organizations, which spend at least 80 percent of the money they raise on actual fieldwork, rather than administration and fundraising. When making a donation you can designate for which type of initiative it should be used – wildlife, oceans, forests or climate.


Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

Norway’s barbaric slaughter of hundreds of majestic minke whales casts a shadow over its proud, wealthy and enlightened outlook
Get Work Done: Tips To Keep Your Bird Happily Distracted
Flight Attendant Plays Hide-And-Seek With Dog On An Empty Plane
Petition: China Celebrates “Victory” Over Coronavirus with Markets Selling Bats and Wild Animals Again
Kind Dog Makes The Best Pillow For Orphaned Fawns

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *