Very disappointing report by John Stossel and one has to wonder what was in it for him and ABC to create such a biased and ill informed report.
Bottom line once again this is an example of human greed exploiting our planet on creatures on it and it is unfortunate that a disney company would not see the simple truth here.
You might be asking why tigers would ever be farmed in the first place. Good question - and there's a simple answer:Tiger farms exist to make money for wealthy businessmen who want to re-open the trade in tiger parts so that they can generate profits.The businessmen who own tiger farms would like to fool us into thinking - as apparently they did Mr. Stossel - that tiger farming is the only way to save this doomed species.Here's where their logic is dangerously off course:
But here's where the story ultimately and dangerously misleads: the simple solution to saving wild tigers is not tiger farming - it's the strengthening and enforcement of existing laws.Although there has been a ban in tiger trade for over a decade, it is not being enforced strongly enough. As long as these factory tiger farms are allowed to flaunt the law, wild tigers will remain perilously close to extinction.ABC get your facts Right
Ann in Houston.