Stop Using Tiger Parts in Chinese Medicine

Target: International Union for Conservation of Nature

Goal: Discourage the consumption of tiger products as sexual stimulants

Thanks to the fur trade, the South China Tiger is critically endangered. That means the South China Tiger is suspected by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, IUCN, to only exist in captivity. Two other species of tiger that inhabit China, including the Siberian and the Bengal tigers, are also on China’s endangered species list. One way to help to the tigers is to eliminate their demand—in other words, ban Tiger Soup.

Tiger Soup is consumed in Traditional Chinese medicine for increased health benefits, increased male virility, and as a sexual stimulant. Studies show that Chinese men who switch from the consumption of tiger parts to Viagra have seen much better results. To that end, perhaps it would be beneficial to allow people in China 30 day free trials of Viagra, so they can see for themselves that the effect of Tiger Soup is really nothing more than a placebo effect, and that’s only if they get any results at all. Chinese traditions are precious and should be valued, since they represent a vast and complex culture, but not over the lives of China’s tigers.

Discourage the production of animal parts, and poachers will search elsewhere for a profit. Give the tigers some time to recover their numbers, and then once they have, lift the ban, but with restrictions and regulations on when and how many tigers can hunted. China does not need to change its ways forever if it doesn’t want to. Medicine is part of its culture, after all. However, there is a difference between changing and adapting, and if China does not want to lose its tigers, then it needs to adapt. Please show China’s tigers your support by signing this petition.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear International Union for Conservation of Nature,

The use of tigers in Chinese medicine has increased in recent years due an increased standard of living in China. In other words, more people can afford to pay the Chinese equivalent of hundreds, if not thousands, of American dollars for a taste of the endangered tigers.

Though the tigers are most at risk in the wild, they are also at risk on preserved land. The best thing to do for them would be to eliminate the demand for tiger products. Try to discourage the sale of Tiger Soup in restaurants, perhaps by giving free samples of Viagra and demonstrating to the Chinese people that traditional Chinese medicine is less effective than modern medicine.

You are already doing your best to protect China’s tigers, but I know that you have the resources and the desire to do more. Please petition the Chinese government for stricter legislation against the creation and consumption of Tiger Soup.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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13 Comments

  1. yvonne marie green says:

    Chinese tiger medicine! Tiger soup! How shameful… those beautiful & regal tigers reduced to this!!!

  2. valda purvis says:

    China and the Asian countries are the main cultures for eliminating these beautiful animals,they are on the endangered list,world nations should be condemning them for their lack of empathy and compassion-to make -soup and wine which the Chinese do from their poor emaciated -starved bodies is just too heartbreaking to think of, they will be gone soon and we will be the poorer for their demise -Karma.

  3. Elizabeth Tanner says:

    I truly believe people misunderstand when they read ‘old-time’ recipes. When they call for Dragon’s Blood (for example) that is an HERB! Not REAL Dragon’s Blood. Chances are whoever read Tiger Bone thgouht it was from a real Tiger & it is probably an HERB, PLANT or FLOWER! STUPID HUMANS!! STOP HURTING INNOCENT ANIMALS!

  4. Carla Pickett says:

    No brainer-just stop

  5. Marguerite Winkel says:

    Chinese medicine is very powerful without killing animals. It does not need to destroy beautiful animals. And men (and women) need to get over their virility/fertility complexes. How crude! And unnecessary!

  6. THESE BARBARIC SCENERIES ARE MONSTERSWORK, NOT HUMANDEGRADING, ABSOLUTELY WRONG & UNACCEPTABLE AND TO BAN IN THE MOMENT!

    Pure infantile primitivism – what kind of idiotic monsters are able to handle and destroy living creatures in that way is unbelievable – monsters deserves monsterwork too.

    “While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal positions on this earth?”
    George Bernhard Shaw

    “Compassion is the chief law of human existence.”
    Fyodor Dostoevsky

    HAVE THEY ALL LOST YOUR HUMANITY AND BRAIN, PERSONS RESPONSIBLE ??

    People need to vote unacting dumb authorities and officials acting irresponsibly to futuregenerations out of occupations NOW AND FOR ALL!

    DEMAND INITIATORS TO PAY REDEMPTION TO FUTUREGENERATIONS

    DEFORMED MONSTERS ACTING IRRESPONSIBLE SHOULD REALLY KICK THE BUCKET AS SOON AS EVER POSSIBLE TO STOP THIS INFANTILISM AND UNHUMANE WORLDWIDE DISASTERS – WHO NEEDS ALL OF THAT MONSTERS ?

  7. These damm things eat anything. I wish they would eat stones and drown themselves. They are tremendously cruel and should be stopped now !!

  8. This is another reason I HATE China. They distroy everything they touch. They are also involved in the poaching in my my beloved Kenya & Tanzania. They are the major force causing Tanzania to want to build a highway through the Serengeti.

  9. KatWrangler says:

    It’s a darn shame that China KNOWS the world is watching, and disapproves, and still they do exactly what they want, in spite of the consequences. They wouldn’t care if they killed off a species – they’d just find another one to decimate.

    And by buying their crap and raising their standard of living, we’re fueling the fire. China needs us a lot more than we need them. I say “F”‘em.

  10. I wish they will get it in their heads, no animal part will ever make them bigger, better, smarter or what ever the h*ll they think it does. They are killing animals left right and centre, how many Rhino’s have not already been killed this year alone for their horns, but they may just as well chewing on their fingernails. Lion bones??? tiger parts??? Pure evil!!!

  11. I feel so frustated that people are so selfish and stupid. Do they really believe that their apetites are more important than amazing animals like tigers? We should stop buying their junk and buy local.

  12. We need to find someone to start selling a ‘folk medicine’, you know, “t-rex dinosaur bones”, with viagra in it. Replace the current folk medicine with another- one that actually works. And, at the same time, come up with a “scientific” finding that tiger blood has a chemical in it that reduces sperm count or something.

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