Tiger parts are still used in ‘traditional medicine’ to allegedly treat a wide range of aliments such as epilepsy, skin diseases, pain, and impotence, among many others. Tiger bones are highly valued in those products where they are ground into powder and boiled in soup or soaked in rice wine. This is not only an issue in Asia with thousands of tiger parts and traditional medicines containing tigers being seized in Europe in the last decade.
Price of a live tiger on the black market
Price of a kilogram of tiger bones on the black market
Price of a litre of tiger wine on the black market
for one gram of Tiger Bouillon Cube
The Ruthless Trade
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