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How 'tiger farms' have turned a wild animal into a species worth more dead than alive

By Simon Evans, Principal Lecturer in Ecotourism, Anglia Ruskin University
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Tigers could once be found across much of Asia, from eastern Turkey to Siberia and Indonesia. Today, they are reduced to living in just 6% of their former range. In many of these areas tigers are no longer even valued as free-ranging wild animals, but merely as products for financial profit, worth more dead than alive.

I have spent more than a decade visiting “tiger farms” in four countries in east and south-east Asia, and am currently working on a book about the different ways…


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