The horrific & Barbaric truth of Tigers in Tiger Farms & the Tiger trade in Laos & buyers in both Vietnam & China & the Lion trade fuelled by the Trophy/Canned hunting Industry.. [sic\
Karl Ammann's detailed report (below) raises yet more alarm bells into both the Legal & illegal Trophy/Canned hunting Industry .. in Addition the growing practice of breeding of Tigers in SA farms alongside Lions to be supplied for the hunting industry must surely be in direct breach of the CITES Treaty on Tiger..The CITES Treaty on Tiger allows the breeding of Tiger as stated below: “Parties (to the convention) with intensive operations breeding tigers on a commercial scale shall implement measures to restrict captive populations to a level supportive ONLY FOR CONSERVING WILD TIGERS. Tigers should not be bred for their parts or derivate.”... so you do have to strongly question yet again SA's failures to abide by the rules set out & CITES themselves for not calling SA to account.. Tiger hunting in SA along with canned hunting of the Tigers Appendix 1 counterpart..Leopard remains swept under the carpet..Along with the ever growing canned hunting of Lions..As Karl Ammann reports, Lion skeletons are sold in mass to Asia.. is the same happening to the remains of hunted Tiger & Leopard.. is the Lion trade sadly & wrongly not illegal aiding the illicit Tiger trade??... [sic\
SA is becoming the ever increasing supply to the Asian Trade.. [sic\
It is high time that CITES took note and ACTED! it is long overdue that CITES included the research & Investigative findings of Internationally renowned & respected NGO's that have no vested interest in trade.. the days of only the likes of Safari Club International and in some instances WWF having the only sway in the decision making should be brought to an end ..both have vested interests whether it be purely to allow trophy hunting or with business partners .. It is long overdue for morals, ethics and the true impact on both species and Bio diversity of both habitats and the environment to be put first & foremost..Or is CITES set to continue to have the appearance of the CARTEL for Trade.. [sic\ More (a reposting of this article by Karl Ammann)....