The Tiger Mafia

Hopefully, this chilling documentary will be on general release soon – highlighting the cruel commodification of thousands of tigers in South East Asia to profit from a gullible tourist industry, supply executed tigers for the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) industry and the trade in derivative tiger body parts…..

The Tiger Mafia

by Karl Ammann, Co-Director and Wildlife Traffic Investigator, and Laurin Merz, Co-Director and Producer.

Further Reading

It’s not just SE Asia:

Tiger trafficking: the murky world of America’s big-money big cat trade,” The Guardian, 21 September 2021

Tiger Breeding in South Africa,” IWB, 24 April 2018

How ‘tiger farms’ have turned a wild animal into a species worth more dead than alive,” The Conversation, 24 February 2021

‘A monster we left in the corner’: The endurance of Asia’s tiger trade and the new ‘Tiger Queens’,” The Independent, 17 February 2021

Breeding and trading endangered wild animals is not conservation – it threatens their survival,” IWB, 10 February 2021

Trophy Hunting, Canned Hunting, Tiger Farming, and the Questionable Relevance of the Conservation Narrative Grounding International Wildlife Law,” Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy, Taylor & Francis, 12 January 2021

Call for China to Amend its Wildlife Protection Law,” IWB, 4 December 2020

The Tiger Trade,” IWB, 7 May 2020

On the Butcher’s Block – the Mekong Tiger Trade Trail,” IWB, 8 March 2020

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