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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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Ms Anna Centura 2014-03-24 02:15:11 #835
Mr ivan varella 2014-03-24 01:32:40 #834
Miss NATASA KARAOLI 2014-03-24 00:39:28 #833
Mr Wayne Mendryk 2014-03-23 21:44:22 #832
Ms Sandra Turek-Shelton 2014-03-23 19:25:30 #831
Mr bernard FIDELER 2014-03-23 16:59:13 #830
Miss Eva Vycichlova 2014-03-23 14:47:45 #829
Ms diane welsh 2014-03-23 13:50:57 #828
Ms nathalie joubert 2014-03-23 12:32:54 #827
Ms Brillant Ludovic 2014-03-23 12:29:15 #826
Ms Isabelle Bodin 2014-03-23 12:20:26 #825
Ms Angela Fricke 2014-03-23 12:01:08 #824
Mr John Braumann 2014-03-23 09:56:00 #823
Ms GINNY Grove Messier 2014-03-23 09:51:12 #822
Ms sun cho 2014-03-23 08:59:40 #821
Miss chantal PERRAUD 2014-03-23 01:11:15 #820
Miss fasciolo patricia 2014-03-23 00:57:25 #819
Mr MARCO PARRAVICINI 2014-03-22 21:29:30 #818
Ms Connie Bond 2014-03-22 19:31:10 #817
Mrs Sherri Martin 2014-03-22 18:19:24 #816