Target: Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, Prime Minister of Vietnam
Goal: Demand a nationwide crackdown on the illegal tiger trade after a man was caught smuggling frozen tiger cubs.
Four tiger cubs were killed, frozen, and sold for their body parts. This horrifying practice is common in Vietnam, where tigers are used to make “healing glue.” Demand an immediate crackdown on the illegal tiger trade.
The smuggler found a buyer on Facebook who would pay $359 for the cubs, per reports. Gangs often advertise tiger cubs on social media for their coveted body parts. Tiger bones, meat, skin, and claws are used to make lucrative glue that is believed to have healing properties.
The illegal tiger trade has swept Vietnam by storm and left tigers fighting for survival. Tigers are now nearly extinct, with only five wild tigers remaining in Vietnam. Sign below and demand an immediate crackdown on the illegal tiger trade.
Dear Prime Minister Phúc,
A man attempted to smuggle four frozen tiger cubs into Vietnam with the intention of sale. This is the latest in the illegal peddling of tigers and their body parts. We demand that you crack down on the illegal tiger trade and protect this endangered species.
Tiger meat, bones, skin, and claws can sell for large sums due to their use in making medicinal glue. Hundreds of tigers have died for these parts more are dying everyday.
There are as few as five wild tigers left in Vietnam. That number continues to dwindle due to the massive demand. Something must be done to stop the tiger trade and preserve this dying species.
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