China may lift ban on selling bones of captive-bred tigers

 作者:邝背疫     |      日期:2019-02-28 10:18:07
Can dead tigers stored in freezers at Chinese zoos help save their wild brethren from extinction? China’s government thinks that allowing the bones of captive-bred tigers to be sold as anti-rheumatic remedies will keep wild tigers from the poachers’ grasp. While China banned all trade in material taken from tigers in 1993, the government now argues that selling skeletons collected from captive animals since the ban was imposed would help fund conservation. Conservationists say the plan is a disaster,