Tiger Meat Resturaunts Causing UpRoar

Posted on June 16, 2007

Chinese tiger farms have come under renewed scrutiny after wildlife officials confirmed that a team of investigating journalists had been served tiger meat at a farm’s restaurant.

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Journalists with British television network ITN visited Xiongsen Bear and Tiger Mountain farm in Guilin, China, in February and sent some of the meat they were offered at the farm to a Chinese laboratory. DNA tests established it was tiger meat.

The farm’s owner called the analysis fraudulent, but CITES senior enforcement officer, John Sellar, said. He said on Monday that a respected US laboratory had reviewed the Chinese test and said its findings “appear to be valid.”

“We expect the issue to generate significant debate over whether China should continue allowing unlimited breeding by private owners, who then claim financial pressure and push to reopen trade to pay for their operations,” said Steven Broad, executive director of wildlife monitoring group TRAFFIC.

Conservationists fear that Chinese authorities are being pushed by wealthy investors in tiger farms to end the 14-year domestic ban on tiger product sales.

Such a move would be disastrous for the world’s estimated 5,000 wild tigers, the conservationists say.

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Sun Tzu has spent about 7 years in Asia traveling through Japan, Hong Kong, China, and Korea. A true fan of everything that is weird and strange, he decides in the end what is displayed and published on this site. Sun has previous experience writing for numerous print mags such as XLR8R, URB, and Movement Magazine.
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21 comments
Zeebo
Zeebo

People should be allowed to be kept as lifestock. I want me a double peopleburger with extra cheese!!

FOOT
FOOT

Eva, stick it up your nose. Tiger meat sounds very good, however I am reluctant to try it. Hey, to each his own. Feed the world. Feed the world with a BBQ Tiger meat on a stick. HA HA HA Animal lover losers!!!

I CARE!
I CARE!

Hahaha your funny!! Really funny!! News flash you heartless bastard.. Humans... are in fact ANIMALS...the most selfish, cruel, sick, evil, greedy, useless, stupid, species of animal ever to exist... I feel disgusted to be part of the same species as people like you!

O'Neil
O'Neil

Tigers are very endangered and the practice of eating them should be outlawed. Also don't compare this to eating cows because tigers are on the top of the food chain so it would take 20x more resources to make a pound of tiger meat then it did a pound of beef. They also are far more intelligent then a cow so you can't raise them like a cow. They require a rich environment full of simulation to be happy while a cow would be happy with some grass, a salt lick and a good pond.

Brittany
Brittany

Okay Iam STRONGLY AGAINST animal cruelty and anything that is associated with it..but actually..Im torn with this one. On one side a man made a comment that IS true..think of it in this way..there are very few WILD tigers living now in the wild,but the crazy part is at least 4,000 tigers are kept in these farms. Thats basically the ONLY way we could ever save these species,because these assholes have many of them in their farms. I think its cruel because they get killed on these famrs eventually but maybe one day these fucking animal protesters and PETA memebers will open their eyes and stop being such wimps and going by "the law" and actually make a SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE by going into these farms one day and saying hey Ill buy all of these ENDANGERED tigers off of you because this is not right!! or maybe even better..hopefully theyd just go their and fucking take them away. Watch maybe itll happen one day whent hey have Oh say 50 tigers left on earth then theyll think heyyyy..lets go rescue fucking 4,000 tigers from these farms and breed them and then release them into the wild or into a sanctuary DUH but I can only hold my breathe.

B-Real
B-Real

I never hear poor Cows or poor Pigs...Eat more MEAT!!!

kitty kat
kitty kat

May the next Earthquake or other natural disaster wipe this country COMPLETELY off of the face of the earth. I curse this nation and all of it's human inhabitants.

Nova
Nova

that's kinda harsh, cursing a whole nation of people based on what a small group of people did. Not everyone is like that. It's like me saying your whole family should die because you are a faggot. You wouldn't like that would u now?!

Kaitie
Kaitie

The Lord put animals on the Earth as our brothers and sisters. He told us to take care of them. But now, we kill them, just for their fur, or ivory. It is ok to hunt for food, but as the way of the Native Americans, it is important to treat every part as if were sacred, and not let anything go to waste. Treat endangered animals as your brothers and sisters, not as just an antree.

Joonie
Joonie

Go do your bible thumping so where else.

Eva
Eva

sorry about the last comment... I feel very stroungly for tigers!!!!!! sorry again

Heather
Heather

It's alright, I feel the same way...

Eva
Eva

THIS IS DISCUSTING!!!! TIGERS ARE GOING EXTINCT... CAN'T YOU SEE THAT!!?? GOD!!! DON'T YOU HAVE A HEART?! PROBABLY NOT... FOR DOING THIS JOB!!!! YOU DISCUSTING PEOPLE!!!!!!!! YOU MAKE ME SICK!!!!!! LOOKING AT THAT MADE ME CRY!!!!!YOUR MINGERS!!! HOW CAN YOU BE SO HORRIBLE!!... IS IT FUN.. WHERES THE FUN? IS IT COOL?... WHERE DO YOU FIND IT COOL????????? WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?!!!!!! CAN'T YOU LEAVE TIGERS ALONE???WHAT DID THEY DO TO YOU??? I AM PROTESTING AND ATLEAST I HAVE WIT!!!!!!! GET A LIFE... THAT DOSENT INCLUDE KILLING ANIMALS!!!!!!! I HATE EVERYONE THAT KILLS TIGERS!!!!! YOU ARE DISCUSTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hamish
Hamish

Are you stupit? can't YOU see that these tigers have been bread to be killed and sold so that non of the tigers living in the wild will have to be slaughtered to satisfy the people who believe in the consumption of tiger parts? Its just like farming cows or pigs. Plus you don't have wit if you realy had then you would go to china and check it out your self.

JM1
JM1

And I quote, "Are you stupit?" Priceless.

ian
ian

Errr? it's a farm love! The only reason ALL these animals were conceived at all is in front of you. That's what livestock is, live stock, stock that's alive,ie. meat that's still alive. You talk to any livestock farmer, and his attitude towards the animals will be caring insofar as health of the beasts, but no furthur. Those cute bouncing lambs and calves, represent nothing more than next years work and profit. So the existance of the farm has absolutely no impact, neither for or against the survival of the wild tigers. They are simply finding a way to supply a demand, WITHOUT HUNTING THE WILD ONES. In a perverse kind of way this farm might be an active way to protect the wild ones, by lowerering their market value through increased supply. Hell, if demand drops they might even be able to release some into the wild - but only if they wouldn't starve to death due to no hunting skill whatsoever, (and being far far too familiar with us dangerous humans they might take a child - then BANG K.O. i'm afraid).

Casey
Casey

Farmers don't really even care about the health of the animals. A large portion of them can barely move, wallow in their own feces, and die before their time to get on the slaughterhouse line comes. Factory Farming is a disgusting cesspit of disease and decay. Yummy, right?

yea!!
yea!!

you are right tigers are going extint but this are not wild tigers they are breed in farms, not different than breeding cows or chickens in farms

micheal
micheal

I want tiger steak now!

Heather
Heather

You are SICK. No offense.