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World Wildlife Fund and TRAFFIC
Flawed U.S. Regulations Make Tigers in Captivity Vulnerable, New Report Shows
August 18th, 2008
Huge gaps in U.S. regulations for tigers held in captivity could make the big cats a target for illegal trade, wildlife trade monitoring group TRAFFIC and World Wildlife Fund found in the first-ever comprehensive report on captive tiger regulations across the United States.
The report, Paper Tigers': The Role of the U.S. Captive Tiger Population in the Trade in Tiger Parts, found there are no reliable regulatory mechanisms to keep track of captive tigers in the United States. While the report shows no evidence that these tigers are currently a supply source for the international black market, these weak U.S. regulations could leave them vulnerable to illegal trade unless...
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Source: Business and Finance Week (2008-08-18)