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The last tiger in China killed and eaten by villagers

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posted on Dec, 23 2009 @ 12:13 AM
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It's the last indochinese tiger in china. That could be further amended to "last known..." they're pretty elusive animals.

Now, a tiger is obviously a tiger and not like, say, a wolf or a lion or a hyena or whatever. But in each of the previous cases, evidence shows that if you leave stable habitat and don't open fire, a predator once extinct or rare, will rebound surprisingly swiftly. Especially animals like cats and canines, which travel pretty large distances.

Even with unstable habitats, the animals will return, and may even proper, provided they are not directly targeted for extermination.

Animals are pretty tenacious, and spring up like weeds in the most unexpected places. The tiger's problem is threefold. First as an apex predator, it's going to have a small population to begin with. next, it's one of the few animals that could actually be considered a natural predator of humans and understandably, humans are going to do what they can to not get eaten. And third, they're pretty and powerful, which means their bits and pieces - including their proverbial bits 'n' pieces - are quite valiuable to the black market.




posted on Dec, 23 2009 @ 12:34 AM
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China's indigenous species survived quite happily along side traditional Chinese medicine for centuries.


I'm always up for a little western world bashing. What can I say, I'm a masochist...

Anyways, I do have a point to make about one of your comments. The animals may have been coexisting all the while, but the Chinese population was also growing. The Chinese have also migrated around the world and have taken their "traditional medicines" with them. Tiger penis is like viagra to some people.

You know economics. Increased demand tends to increase production. In the case of medicinal animals production is usually hunting them. And as the animals population decreases through hunting (or whatever), the price increases. This makes hunting the animals more lucrative.

So, maybe the west cannot be blamed here.



posted on Dec, 23 2009 @ 12:36 AM
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That's too awful, to depressing to even comment on it.....
Posted this just to keep the thread alive.



posted on Dec, 23 2009 @ 12:49 AM
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That's such a bogus story.



posted on Dec, 23 2009 @ 02:29 AM
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I think you may have replied to me by mistake. What you quoted was said by another poster, fumanchu, not me.

Here's his post where he made that comment....

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