Thai man nabbed with 16 tiger cubs in truck October 27, 2012 Enlarge Rescued tiger cubs at a police station in Vietnam's Ha Tinh province last month. A Thai man has been arrested with 16 tiger cubs in his pick-up truck while driving near the kingdom's border with Laos, police said Saturday. A Thai man has been arrested with 16 tiger cubs in his pick-up truck while driving near the kingdom's border with Laos, police said Saturday.Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2012-10-thai-nabbed-tiger-cubs-truck.html#jCp
HANOI, Vietnam — Police in central Vietnam say they have found the carcasses of two endangered wild tigers in the trunk of a car that was stopped for speeding.
Police in Quang Binh province say they detained the two men in the car for questioning after finding the tiger carcasses Monday. The men told police they were hired by an unknown man to transport the carcasses to nearby Quang Tri province.Tiger bones are used In Vietnam to make a medicine which is used as a traditional pain killer. It sells for about $1,000 for 100 grams, or several
Vietnam's tiger farms are called trafficking hubs
July 4, 2012: A tailless tiger named Ami looks out from a cage at a tiger farm in southern Binh Duong province, Vietnam. Conservationists allege that Vietnam's 11 registered tiger farms are merely fronts for a thriving illegal market in tiger parts. (AP Photo/Mike Ives)
July 4, 2012: A tiger lies in a concrete shelter at a tiger farm in southern Binh Duong province, Vietnam. (AP Photo/Mike Ives)
July 4, 2012: A tiger sits in a cage at a tiger
CALLING ‘TIME’ ON TIGER FARMS AND SKIN SALES
China & others urged to take action to help wild Asian big cats
LONDON: Countries with operations farming tigers and other Asian big cats must shut down such facilities and destroy stockpiled body parts and derivatives.
And China – which has the world’s greatest number of tiger farms – must terminate its ‘legal’ domestic trade in tiger and leopard skins as an indication of genuine commitment to ending the tiger trade and reducing demand.
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