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Their heads hacked from their graceful bodies, these tragic pictures show the fate of tigers in the brutal hands of poachers.
The photographs, released by police this morning, show officers displaying the heads and carcasses of tigers seized from a truck in Hua Hin , Thailand – a popular tourist resort.
The tigers were believed to be smuggled from Malaysia and on their way to China, police said.
Two Thai men have been arrested in connection with the smuggling, police said.
A tiger can see for around £800 – but, broken into body parts, their value can soar to £26,500.
With profits so high, traffickers are usually armed and ready to do battle – and China is one of the world’s biggest markets for tigers.
Last month Malaysia, where the tigers were believed to have been captured, announced plans to step up its protection of the rare creatures.
Numbers of Malayan tigers have dropped in Malaysia from 3,000 to 500 in the past half-century mostly because of illegal hunting and the human encroachment.
Tiger meat is exported, served at exotic restaurants and used in traditional Chinese medicine.
It is illegal to kill tigers in Malaysia however – and the World Wildlife Fund was optimistic that the new 12-year plan to step up protection of the big cats, once voted the world’s favourite animal, will help boost their population.
The new plan seeks to double the population from 500 to 1,000 by 2020 – but it still must be implemented at state level.
It is truly sad every time I come across this kind of news. Please read my blogs about poaching activities in Malaysia to learn more about the desperate issue. In addition, please help us sign a petition that design to help to reduce poaching in this country.
As I said over and over again, I strongly believe that every successful raid of a poaching case represent a staggering number of poaching cases that no one know. We need to act now to stop this kind of killing. Poaching and consuming of game meat is not a Malaysian culture and the poaching of wildlife is absolutely not necessary and should be stop before it went out of control. Please help us to stop wildlife being killed for no reason and please help us to stop sun bear being poached for whatever reason. I really hope BSBCC can do more to educate the public about sun bear and other wildlife and wildlife habita so to reduce this kind of killing of tigers, sun bears can keep in minimum if not complete stopped. I hope one day we will never hear of any tiger or sun bear being poached in this country because local people knows more about them and start to protect them, and not because of there are no tiger or sun bear in this country anymore!