What You Need to Know About Tiger Farms

National Geographic has some eye-opening information of the horrific abuse Tigers endure in China:

A tiger farm is a facility that breeds tigers like livestock. While alive, the tigers attract tourists who come to gawk at the animals and even take selfies. Cubs in particular are a draw, encouraging speed breeding in which cubs are taken away from their mothers at a young age, forcing the females to go into heat again sooner than they would in nature. Tigers are later slaughtered for the luxury and medicinal markets. Farms range from small operations to industrial-size facilities, like those in China.

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Further reading:

WWF – Tigers

Tigers in Crisis

 

 

 

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