THAILAND: TIGER CUBS SAVED FROM COOKING POT?
Posted by Graham_Land in Animal Rights, 22 Feb 2014
Though I am pretty familiar with Asia’s illegal wildlife business — the rampant trade in animal parts from shark fins to rhino horn to tiger skins — I never knew there was a market for tiger cubs as food.
A tiger cub at Howletts Wildlife Park, Kent, England. Pic: Keven Law (Wikimedia Commons)
In northeast Thailand police recently arrested two men apparently trying to smuggle hundreds of animals into Laos. Among the animals crammed into the back of the men’s truck were five month-old tiger cubs kept in plastic containers. Sources believe the animals, which also included 174 turtles, 11 tortoises and 312 monitor lizards, were destined to be sold in Vietnam and China as delicacies and for use in traditional medicine.
READ MORE & SEE VIDEO HERE: http://www.greenfudge.org/2014/02/22/thailand-tiger-cubs-saved-from-cooking-pot/