Tell China to enforce more laws protecting Chinese tigers and to ban tiger parts trade.
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President of the People's Republic of China
Hu Jintao
Ministry of Agriculture
Minister Han

Tell China to enforce more laws protecting Chinese tigers and to ban tiger parts trade.

    1. Isabella P.PARFENOFF
    2. Petition by

      Isabella P.PARFENOFF

      Los Angeles, Maldives

2014 :IMPORTANT  PLS read the updates sadly from bad to worse

"Without the breath of the tiger there will be no wind, only clouds, and certainly no rain." —The I Ching

CHINA banned the international trade in tiger bones and related products in 1993, and is a signatory to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), which also bars such trade.
But such transactions continue to exist as many tiger parts, such as penises and bones, are commonly believed to increase sexual potency or cure certain illnesses.

Leaders of the global traditional Chinese medicine industry have said that they do not need tiger products and would actually prefer to use alternatives.

Also, alternative, legal industries could potentially take the place of the tiger parts industry.

The WFCMS said the use of endangered species negatively affects the image of traditional Chinese medicine in the international community, and they're urging their members not to use tiger bone or any other parts from endangered wildlife.

According to the Wildlife Conservation Society, it may already be too late for the South China tiger.

Some stabilizing efforts have given hope to the northeast tigers, but even that number is disturbingly low.And In the rest of the country, there are at most 50 tigers left .

These majestic cats are threatened by a shrinking habitat and poachers who continue selling their bodies for use in traditional Chinese medicine, meat, wine, rugs, and coats.

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This underground business can no longer continue.
Unfortunately, a lack of strong, consistent enforcement negates efforts to protect the tigers, such as the law banning the use of tiger parts in medicine.

Wildlife organizations are also calling for a reduction in commercial captive breeding operations.
Tiger farms encourage the illegal trade by funneling tiger products into the black market. Captive-bred tigers lack fear of other tigers and humans, making them easy targets for poachers
They're also notoriously cruel operations.
In Guilin, more than 1000 tigers live in very sad conditions : in those farms, tigers crammed several to one small cage, others live in concrete enclosures with only a slit window for exposure to the outdoors, many are starving.

It's not worth it for the farm owners to invest in the tigers' basic needs, like food or vet care, because they're worth more dead than alive.

By letting them die slow deaths, they can slip into a loophole in Chinese law that allows the sale of parts from tigers that have died "naturally" in captivity.

China remains a major consumer of tiger and other Asian big cat products; skins are sought for home decor, taxidermy and bribery, while products such as bone are widely used in traditional Chinese medicines and treatments.

EIA also learns about the role of the Chinese military as major consumers of tiger and other big cat skins and encounters traders continuing to operate with impunity, despite being uncovered by previous EIA investigations.

The wild tiger population must be preserved because it cannot be replaced.

It is why during summer 2009 , all 171 countries represented at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species Conference (CITES) agreed that the tiger trade should be banned.

In the Year of the Tiger  : China’s tigers need your help.

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His Excellency, Hu Jintao
President of the People's Republic of China

9 Xihuang-Chenggen Beijie; Beijing 100032, China

His Excellency Mr. Wen Jiabao
Premier of the State Council
Guowuyuan 9 Xihuangchenggenbeijie
Beijingshi 100032, People's Republic of China
fax: 86-10-6-512-5810

China Internet Information Center
[the authorized government portal site to China]
6th Floor, Building B, 89 Xi Sanhuan Bei Lu
Beijing 100089, China
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National People's Congress (NPC)
of People's Republic of China
No. 23, Xijiaominxiang, Xicheng District
Beijing 100805, People's Republic of China

Ministry of Agriculture of People's Republic of
of China

Minister Du Qinglin
No.11 Nongzhanguan Nanli, Chaoyang District
Beijing, China (100026)
ph: (86-10) 6419-3366; fax: (86-10) 6419-2468

Ministry of Culture of People's Republic of China
Minister Sun Jiazheng
No.10 Chaoyanf Men Beidajie, Dongchen District
Beijing, China (100020)
ph: (86-10) 6555-1432; fax: (86-10) 6555-1433

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of People's Republic of

Minister Li Zhaoxing
No. 2, Chaoyangmen Nandajie; Beijing, China (100701)
ph: (86-10) 6596-1114; email:

Ministry of Health of People's Republic of China,
Minister Wu Yi
No.1 Xizhimenwai Nanlu, Xicheng District
Beijing, China (100044)
ph: (86-10) 6879-4049; fax: (86-10) 6831-3669


Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Bureau:

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Embassy of the People's Republic of China
2300 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington DC 20008
ph: 1+ 202-328-2500
fax: 1+ 202-232-7855
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Permanent Mission of China to the United Nations
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New York, NY 10016
ph: 212-655-6100
fax: 212-634-762


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 UPDATE /June 8:

Sadly the market for wild tiger skins and body parts continues to grow in China and across the world.

Saving the wild tiger is not just about saving a charismatic species. It is about securing a long-term future for tigers, the forests they live in and the people who depend on those forests for their survival. The wild tiger is a symbol of our global efforts to secure a stable environment for our future and combat climate change. Their survival reflects our political commitment to good governance and the fight against corruption. If we can’t save the wild tiger, what can we save?


Recent signatures


    1. Tigers slaughtered in show of social stature for Guangdong businessmen

      Isabella P.PARFENOFF
      Petition Organizer

      TIGER bones sold for an average of 14,000 yuan (£1,360) a kilo while the meat fetched 1,000 yuan a kilo.
      . "The tigers were probably anaesthetised for transport. But buyers would check them to make sure that they were alive before the killing," !Most
      buyers of the meat and bones are business owners who would then give them to officials as gifts:Tiger bones have long been an ingredient of traditional Chinese medicine, for a supposed capacity to strengthen the human body. While they have been removed from official ingredient lists, there is still deman.

    2. China hopes to take rare animals off the menu with tough jail sentences

      Isabella P.PARFENOFF
      Petition Organizer

      Chinese diners who enjoy bear bile, tiger bones and pangolin meat now have a new reason to lay down their chopsticks ( WE HOPE )

      China's top legislative body passed a new "interpretation" of the country's criminal law on Thursday that will allow authorities to jail people who knowingly eat products made from rare wild animals

      China hopes to take rare animals off the menu with tough jail sentences

      Chinese diners who enjoy bear bile, tiger bones and pangolin meat now have a new reason to lay down their chopsticks. China's top legislative body passed a new "interpretation" of the country's criminal law on Thursday that will allow authorities to jail people who knowingly eat products made from rare wild animals.

    3. A flourishing trade

      Isabella P.PARFENOFF
      Petition Organizer

      What's not known, however, is how a thriving illegal market in the body parts of critically endangered species for Chinese medicine can flourish within just a few metres of China's official border crossing with Burma – on the Chinese side

    4. Illegal wildlife trade along the Burma-China border

      Isabella P.PARFENOFF
      Petition Organizer

      At the market in Mong-La, a Noah's ark of endangered animal products can be bought, including tiger skins, parts , thick chunks of elephant hide and tusks, pangolin scales, clouded leopard pelts, flying squirrels, masked palmed civet cat, Asiatic moon bear skins, and Tibetan antelope skulls

      Illegal wildlife trade along the Burma-China border - in pictures

      Mong-La is a notorious sin city of a border town, a lawless black hole where the trafficking of arms, drugs and women is rife. In order to reach it, you have to travel illegally by motorbike across an international border, along a bumpy dirt track that winds its way through rubber plantations and leafy jungle.

    5. Reached 15,000 signatures
    6. Regulations Will Increase Commercialization of Wild Animals

      Isabella P.PARFENOFF
      Petition Organizer

      The Chinese government is under growing pressure from major traditional Chinese medicine companies to increase the number of bears kept in farms where their bile is extracted as a pharmaceutical ingredient.
      and the numbers of other animals still used in TCM and breed in zoos

    7. Reached 9,000 signatures
    8. Report reveals 'secret' tiger trade in China

      Isabella P.PARFENOFF
      Petition Organizer

      A new report says China is allowing the misuse of captive tigers for trade, despite signing up to global efforts to protect the animals in the wild.ur latest development here.
      read more here :

    9. Study Finds Chinese Tiger Farms Stimulate Illegal Trade

      Isabella P.PARFENOFF
      Petition Organizer

      ** The study says China’s domestic industry has led to increased demand for tiger parts which is further spurred by their conspicuous use as investments and luxury items, primarily by the political, business, and military elite. In addition to ornamental uses, tiger bones are used in the manufacture of a highly prized wine. Chinese laws enable private owners to stockpile bones for this use, rather than mandating their destruction. In spite of a ban on the use of tiger bone, stock stockpiles are said to be growing. - See more at:

    10. The horrific cruelty of China's tiger farms revealed

      Isabella P.PARFENOFF
      Petition Organizer

      China is allowing the sale of captive-bred tiger skins and body parts – flouting a UN agreement which calls for such trade to be banned, according to an environmental lobby group. Read more here :

      The horrific cruelty of China's tiger farms revealed - where animals are turned into wine | World | News | Daily Express

      Huddled in filthy cages and starved to the extent their fur is hanging off their jutting bones, these once majestic creatures are mercilessly being killed to decorate the homes of the elite, while their bones are ground down to make "tonic" wines.

    11. **in China's new favourite :Tiger tonic wine

      Isabella P.PARFENOFF
      Petition Organizer

      ** China has officially allowed dose of tiger body parts - traditionally part of Chinese medicines - through an intoxicant - wine.
      Selling of Chinese medicines derived from tiger bones has been banned there but not the "tiger tonic wine". The basic wine is made through traditional method but a tinge of tiger bone, before bottling, has turned out to be its unique selling point. A bottle costs anything between $100 to $800 depending for how tiger bone was in contact with wine latest development here. Read more :

    12. Reached 5,000 signatures
    13. ***UK and India call on China to ban tiger farms

      Isabella P.PARFENOFF
      Petition Organizer

      .China responds by asking Cites delegates to produce evidence for their assertion that farms threaten wild populations
      Along with the lack of transparency is a problem of trust and either an unwillingness or an inability to communicate with the outside world, as I learned today when I tried to get the government's response to the Environmental Investigation Agency's accusations
      read more here :
      In a press release, the conservation groups accused the Chinese government of opening up a loophole in the tiger trade ban by allowing commercial breeding centres to register and sell skins.
      This is a contentious claim on a crucial subject. China won international kudos for prohibiting the trade in 1993, but it remains the main source of demand for illegal tiger products ( Chinese medicine , meat , skin .. ) and is under pressure from commercial breeders to relax controls.

    14. Reached 3,000 signatures
    15. FYI : There are TIGER farms in *Thailand, *Vietnam and *Laos.

      Isabella P.PARFENOFF
      Petition Organizer

      China banned trade in TIGER parts in 1993,
      BUT since then the country's large-scale commercial breeding of tigers in captivity has boomed !
      **The biggest market for tiger products is China, according to ***Traffic, .
      A thriving black market openly persists, with tiger skins and bone being sold for hundreds of dollars in China, Taiwan and Korea.
      The bone is used as a remedy for everything from ulcers to typhoid.
      ***And tiger bone ground into a wine - costing upwards of $120 - is an increasingly popular high-status symbol.
      FYI : There are now more than 5,000 tigers in around 20 farms run as tourist attractions by politically influential businessmen in China and there are TIGER farms in Thailand, Vietnam and Laos..
      PLS SIGN !

    16. illegal trade in Animal Parts is threatening the survival of TIGERS

      Isabella P.PARFENOFF
      Petition Organizer

      ***CITES bans virtually all trade in elephant ivory, rhino horns and tiger parts - often used in **traditional medicines - in order to try to save them from extinction.
      PLS Sign and Share this Petition TO ENFORCE LAWS .
      Thank you

    17. Reached 2,500 signatures
    18. VIETNAM : Police seize tiger carcass from restaurant

      Isabella P.PARFENOFF
      Petition Organizer

      Police have confiscated the carcass of an endangered wild tiger from a Hanoi restaurant where it was being boiled down to make an expensive traditional medicine.The Tuoi Tre newspaper said restaurant owner Nguyen Thi Thanh was rendering the animal to make tiger bone paste - which sells for a few hundred dollars per ounce ($1,000 per 100 grams) and is used as a so called ""traditional pain killer"".

      Thanh told police after the raid that she bought the 330-pound (150-kilogram) carcass for 180 million dong ($8,500).

    19. 400 bottles of ”tiger bone wine” at Chinese auction in Beijing /China

      Isabella P.PARFENOFF
      Petition Organizer

      Chinese Tiger bone wine , Tiger parts, Tiger bone powder : sales of such products are forbidden by Chinese law and international convention, but this auction running by Googut at the Kunlun hotel showed that demand is still strong ! China’s Premier Wen Jiabao made the pledge in november 2010 ( from the St Petersburg IFTC Forum - 21st to 24th November 2010.) to protect wild tigers ( what about the Tiger farms ? ) by cracking down on the trade of tiger parts products.TigerTime : and IFAW have alerted the Chinese authorities to this illegal trade ."The auction house had devoted more than a dozen pages in their catalogue to tiger bone wine. Many other liquors up for sale included tiger as a medicinal ingredient to "stave off chills, improve circulation and eliminate fatigue . The starting prices ranged from 5,000 yuan (£500) to 200,000 yuan (£20,000) per case."" the demand is still here and worlwide . Pls sign the TigerTime petition too .

    20. Reached 2,000 signatures
    21. Xiongsen Tiger farm investigations/ breeding centre selling tiger parts

      Isabella P.PARFENOFF
      Petition Organizer

      As a result of the undercover visit to Xiongsen Tiger and Bear Farm, the US government was notified of doubts about China's conservation efforts.

    22. Reached 1,500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Rian Whipple AYLMER, CANADA
      • about 14 hours ago

      This barbaric act has to be stopped. Tiger's are magestic/beautiful animals. Any willing to them Should be punished.

    • Robert Fox ST. AUGUSTINE, FL
      • 1 day ago

      There are more nuclear weapons on earth than tigers, these majestic animals must be saved

      • 1 day ago

      Because I care about Tigers and black marketing their body parts in inhumane.

      • 2 days ago

      Every living creature deserves to be treated with respect. The way these tigers get treated is absolutely horrific. I hope to see a change soon!

    • Jessica Scott KAMLOOPS, CANADA
      • 2 days ago

      I want to see the tiger zoos and farms In China Closed!!!!


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