Photo: China Tiger Farms Lobby to Sell Animal Parts to Aid Conservation



A controversial proposal suggests that China should lift its 13-year ban on domestic sales of tiger parts so that the country's tiger farms can sell parts from animals that have died of natural causes.

Supporters say the move would meet demand and make poaching less profitable. But conservationists contend that any return to legal trade in tiger parts would only doom the already dwindling wild populations to extinction.

Photograph by Michael Nichols/NGS


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