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China Can't Get Enough of Black Market Tiger Bone Wine
Offbeat  (tags: animals, tigers, suffering, extinction, tiger bone wine )

Cher
- 1585 days ago - munchies.vice.com
In spite of global efforts to tamp down on the illegal poaching of endangered wild tigers for use in these bone wines, Chinese thirst for the beverage continues apace and, in fact, has recently been revived by a reinvigorated tiger farming industry
More Chinese Zoo Scandals: Mass Graves and Tiger Bone Wine
Offbeat  (tags: investigation, endangered animals, mass grave found, tiger bone wine, china zoo scandals, animals starved, international outrage )

Simone
- 3339 days ago - shanghaiist.com
The Times reports that more than 30 bodies were found in the mass grave, a three-meter deep pit near Harbin Northern Forest Zoo. The bones and remains, which were visible through the snow, belonged to animals that had died after the zoo's 2007 decision
Frozen Tigers and a Medicine Ban
Offbeat  (tags: frozen tigers, china zoo, tiger bone wine, tiger trade, wildlife trafficking, black market, tigers suffering )

Simone
- 3355 days ago - blogs.wsj.com
The zoo in the city of Shenyang said it had frozen the carcasses of the 11 rare Siberian tigers which had died there over the past three months, state media reported. But news reports said tiger bones were being used for medicinal wine.
Thirst Is Building for Tiger Bone Wine
Offbeat  (tags: underground industry, black market trade, tiger bone wine, tigers, extinction, killed, survival )

Simone
- 3367 days ago - english.people.com.cn
Roaring demand for tiger bone tonic wine during the Year of the Tiger has delighted those taking part in the underground industry but sent chills through conservationists. Despite a national prohibition on dealing in tiger body parts, online trade
Tiger-Bone Wine for Sale
Offbeat  (tags: animals, tigers, killing, extinction, tiger bone wine, protection )

Cher
- 3371 days ago - animalsasia.org
In this new Lunar Year of the Tiger, international attention has fallen once again on the plight of tigers across Asia. Much of this focus in on China where the tiger is facing extinction in the wild but is being bred indiscriminately on 'farms' in order
   

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