Wednesday, 21 March 2007

Kill, plunder, destroy

These seem to be the things the human race excels at the most. Saw in the news today that the Chinese government is thinking of lifting its ban on tiger products in medicines. Of course, it's only a pretend ban anyway because it hasn't stopped the poachers.

With a population of only 5000 (all species) it really does look like these most handsome big cats could be heading the same way as the dodo, and within the next 20 years. The South China tiger is the most at risk, not only does it live in China (poor soul), but only 30 to 40 of them remain.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/6450871.stm

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