Friday, December 31, 2010
Killing Siberian Tigers
The Siberian tiger is one of the world’s rarest species; currently, there are only about 300 left in the wild and 50 of them in China. In March, 13 Siberaian tigers were starving to die in the Shenyang Forest Wildlife Zoo in Liaoning Province even though the zoo has made millions of dollars annually. While the owner has postponed the salary payments for her works for more than 13 months, she has repaid her debts for her golf club which she is running (Phoenix News). Authorities have discovered that many tiger’s parts, such as penises and bones, have been used to make a virility tonic, which traditionally the Chinese believe to increase sexual potency or treat certain illnesses. Obviously, these tiger’s virility tonic will provide for those higher officials, but not for normal citizens.