Less tiger-part quackery advertising on the Internet


This video is called Wild tiger cub – for the first time on film – David Attenborough – Tiger Spy in the Jungle – BBC.

From Wildlife Extra:

Tiger-part adverts declining

Chinese-language online advertisements for tiger-part ornaments and tiger-based medicines appear to be in decline, according to a new report by TRAFFIC. Though tiger items are still being advertised online, there were signs that the number of times such advertisements are appearing is in decline. This appears to be a response to greater awareness of the illegality of such sales as well as the growing number of internet retail companies who have pledged a zero tolerance policy towards such illegal trade and routinely remove such advertising.

Education and advocacy work with those sites hosting a greater number of advertisements has shown positive outcomes and a clear reduction in this type of trade,” states the report. “If the desire for the tiger as commodity (fake or otherwise) is to be lessened, investment in demand reduction is necessary to effect behavioural change and to reduce such trade in the long term.”

“It is good to see a positive decline in the number of online adverts for tiger-related products. Whether they are real or fake each contributes to fuelling a market that if left unchecked could lead to the extinction of the tiger in the wild,” says the TigerTime team. “We urge everyone to apply their own zero-tolerance of these products and their adverts and to report them to the relevant authorities.”

However it is not all good news as, other reports by TRAFFIC show that a significant and open trade in protected and globally threatened wildlife species still thrives. For example sawfish, dugongs, slow lorises and babirusa are being traded in large volumes on Bali in Indonesia, while an illegal trade in gall bladders of the Malaysian Sun Bear is also flourishing in Sarawak, Malaysia.

The full report can be read HERE.

The Chinese Government have also passed a law that means anyone caught eating rare animals could face 10 years or more in jail. Read more HERE.

Enhanced by Zemanta

11 thoughts on “Less tiger-part quackery advertising on the Internet

  1. Pingback: Australian wildlife criminal convicted | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  2. Pingback: Save leopards in Azerbaijan | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  3. Pingback: Dutch horses victims of quackery | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  4. Pingback: Thailand’s tiger temple suspected of religious wildlife crime | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  5. Pingback: Stopping wildlife crime on the Internet in China | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  6. Pingback: London jewellery corporation sells tiger claws illegally | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  7. Pingback: Netanyahu exculpates Hitler from shoah, helps neo-nazis | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  8. Pingback: British exotic pet trade endangers animals | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  9. Pingback: United States trophy hunters kill 1.2 million animals abroad | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  10. Pingback: Religious tiger abuse in Thailand | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  11. Pingback: Many dead tiger cubs discovered at Thai temple | Dear Kitty. Some blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.