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Petition: Tiger Bones in Chinese Wine. Really?

Author: Moses Boone
Target: The Premier of China, Wen Jiabao,- John M. Sellar, Chief of Enforcement Support in the CITES Secretariat, International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime
Sponsors: Moses Boone
Signatures: 995
Category: Animal Rights
End date: 2018-11-28
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Description: China is allowing the use of the bones of captive-bred tigers to be used as a tonic wine, even though the practice has been illegal since 1993. The government justifies this practice by claiming they are captive tigers- not wild ones. They were obviously wild at some point and taken from the wild. It is estimated there are 5,000 captive tigers on farms and zoos, though there are as few as 3,200 wild tigers left worldwide. 100 years ago, there were 100,000 wild tigers but they were relentlessly poached for tiger parts and put in captivity on farms until they have now become critically endangered in the wild. Tiger bone tonic wine is believed to have medicinal properties. Tiger bones are left to soak in the wine and removed before bottling. It is believed to remedy muscle pain, rheumatism, arthritis, paralysis and stimulate blood flow and has been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine. China declared to help double the world's wild tiger population by 2022 by combating illegal trading and poaching of tigers and tiger parts, yet it is driving the market for continued illegal poaching and the demand for tiger bone wine. Enough is enough already; the only way to truly combat the poaching of tigers is to ban the use of ALL tiger products, including tiger bone wine. Save the tiger from extinction and stop using tiger products.

 

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Mr Hugo Loquet 2014-03-25 15:56:02 #855
Mrs Ivonne Carlson 2014-03-25 15:32:32 #854
Ms LORRAINE PRICE 2014-03-25 14:35:55 #853
Miss linda sandford 2014-03-25 13:12:38 #852
Ms Alexia Neves 2014-03-25 09:26:22 #851
Ms sheila mackey 2014-03-25 06:35:09 #850
Mr Mani Farzaneh 2014-03-25 02:37:38 #849
Ms Cynthia Hartley 2014-03-24 17:49:34 #848
Miss ALICE MORBY 2014-03-24 15:28:01 #847
Ms daniela lopez 2014-03-24 15:14:47 #846
Ms zeinah sha\'er 2014-03-24 14:04:49 #845
Ms Kristine Vasariete 2014-03-24 10:44:07 #844
Ms Michèle de Lange 2014-03-24 10:09:52 #843
Ms Kim Freeman 2014-03-24 08:05:44 #842
Mr Oliver Knox 2014-03-24 07:32:49 #841
Ms collette blanchard 2014-03-24 05:36:33 #840
Mr Αλέξανδρος Τσάγκας 2014-03-24 04:21:11 #839
Ms Cecilia Bowerman 2014-03-24 03:55:30 #838
Mr Patrick McMonagle 2014-03-24 03:13:27 #837
Mr Christopher Barrett 2014-03-24 02:58:34 #836