On 21 September, the Guardian reported that there are about 10,000 tigers in the US, and with few requirements for ownership, virtually anyone can own, breed or sell them.  30 states allow private ownership of predatory exotics like tigers.  However, it warns that the trade in tigers is grounded in a high demand for tiger bones and products popular in the traditional Chinese medicine market – and the author has visited a 22,000-square-foot warehouse in Colorado, a mausoleum of 1.3 million confiscated animal products, containing shelves of mounted tigers, skins, medicinals, gold tooth earrings, claw necklaces, skulls.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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