Tiger farms: A conservation idea red in tooth and claw?
By Dean Irvine, CNN
Many believe that Beijing’s 1993 international ban helped to change attitudes, particularly in China, and reduce demand for tiger parts in Asia, especially in traditional Chinese medicine.
“Traditional Chinese medicine does not need tiger bones to save lives,” said Lixin Huang, president of the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. “What we are dealing with is an old tradition, an old belief that tiger wine can make their bones stronger. That is not medicine, that is from old tradition.”
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