Who is the ZAA?
The ZAA's membership list reads to me like a Who's Who in animal exploitation.
Their mission and purpose statement make it clear that they support private ownership of dangerous wild animals stating, " Purpose: As a trade organization to serve the needs of our members. Protect and defend the right to own exotic and domestic animals... Defend our accredited facilities against false allegations, those with political agendas, and mischaracterizations."
When facilities can't achieve the standards set by the only legitimate Read More
China Admits to Trade in Captive Tiger Skins
China has for the first time admitted that it permits trade in skins from captive tigers, participants and officials at a meeting of an international convention to protect endangered species have said. They say Chinese authorities had never before reported this.
"We don't ban trade in tiger skins but we do ban trade in tiger bones," a participant at the meeting said.
Between 5,000 and 6,000 tigers are believed to be in captivity in China.
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