Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Fancy buying a tiger?

Just came across this on the Tiger News blog - apparently there is an Italian website out there selling Indian tiger cubs on the internet (don't know the url). A five month old tigress is for sale for roughly thirteen and a half thousand US dollars with some toys and an Ivory collar! How wrong is that! And apparently the website claims to have been breeding tigers in India and shipping them worldwide since 1984...

PETA has taken notice and sent letters to the concerned authorities and CITES. Other conservationists around the world are appalled too...just shocking that such things go on in this day and age with the dangers of exotic pet trade and their harmful impact on conservation being well documented. More here:

http://www.ptinews.com/pti%5Cptisite.nsf/0/8BC3E5151090DE20652574C40027F7FA?OpenDocument

5 comments:

whatloknows said...

Thank you for your kind words in remembering Butterball.

I am going to read your post now.

wildcatsthree said...

This is appalling, for sure. I hope they find these people and shut them down.

BeadedTail said...

I am amazed that in this day and age that this still happens. Absolutely appalling.

PurrPrints said...

That'sjust awful...I can't evenimagine the number ofabandoned tigers thatleads to later on when people realize they have a full grown preadtor in their home...

Mickey said...

That is just so sad!!!
I hope word gets out and this practice stops.
Purrs Mickey

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