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China Hosts International Tiger Conference

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, tigers )

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Unbeknownst to many, July 29 was the fourth annual International Tiger Day. In commemoration, representatives from the 13 countries where tigers still exist held a conference in Kunming to discuss protecting the largest cat species on earth.

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Patricia E G (53)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 8:54 am
Hilarious is a good word for this meeting.
Until Chinese medicine is banned or outlawed,
this is all crapolla.
Thank you Cher.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 9:48 am
Like I said.......... They're starting to take some steps. Everything isn't going to change overnight, nothing does, and China is a vastly huge country with a lot of remote, isolated areas that need to come into the modern era.
But they're taking steps.........

Suzanne L (98)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 10:08 am
With only 3,200 estimated tigers in the wild, they better take a lotta steps quickly.

Sara P (57)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 10:49 am
Chinese people are only concerned that they lacks the raw material to prepare their disgusting concoctions they call 'traditional medicine'!!!!!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 10:49 am
Well China can start by banning using them in their medicine This would be one of the biggest steps


. (0)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 12:06 pm
How much bullsh*t can fill a room? I don't know, I wasn't at the conference.

fly b (26)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 1:08 pm
the hope may be with the younger generation. I hope so

Dianne D (490)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 1:29 pm
Seems odd that a country known for it's abuse of animals and humans is hosting this event. Could turn out well having the worst offender finally realize their errs and convincing others of their errs. Personally I have a feeling there are alternative motive for this conference, but I'll hope for the best. Dec. 2012 was suppose to be the turning point where the world becomes a better place for animals and the environment.

Christeen A (370)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 2:49 pm
I hope they come up with a plan and fast. Thank you.

Julie E (405)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 9:07 pm
Hoping that the new improved, open-minded younger generation step up and continue to realize that "traditional medicine" and "animal abuse" is outdated and not the norm.

"The two countries will jointly fund and conduct environmental studies in a effort to find more effective policies regarding tiger conservation. China and Russia also agreed to increased cooperation on anti-poaching efforts and in combating the illegal wildlife trade".

Susan Ho (0)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 10:06 pm
I honestly do not trust the Chinese people. For centuries, they use animals, endangered or not, for medicines and for food. Why would they stop?

reft h (66)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 11:12 pm
how ironic....

Aud nordby (737)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 3:12 am

Lona G (80)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 4:17 am
Smart of the Chinese to hold these conferences in their own country. Now they know exactly how many tigers are left and where they are and clinch some back room deals to get their hands on them.

Ruth C (87)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 5:02 am
I agree Patricia E. G.

Thursday August 1, 2013, 5:42 am
i agree Julie E.
noted with hope
Thank you, Cher.

Sandi C (99)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 7:39 am

Mary R (280)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 1:25 pm

janet f (29)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 4:28 am
Wow. This is horribly ironic.
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