The Tiger Mafia

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Hopefully, this chilling documentary will be on general release soon – highlighting the cruel commodification of thousands of tigers in South East Asia to profit from a gullible tourist industry, supply executed tigers for the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) industry and the trade in derivative tiger body parts…..

The Tiger Mafia 

by Karl Ammann, Co-Director and Wildlife Traffic Investigator, and Laurin Merz, Co-Director and Producer.


Further Reading

Shocking new footage reveals horrific conditions lions and tigers are subjected to at big cat farms in SA,” IoL, 27 November 2021

Tigers in Crisis,” Born Free Foundation

Boss of one of the world’s biggest traditional Chinese medicine brands fired for corruption,” Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), 25 October 2021

It’s not just SE Asia:

Tiger trafficking: the murky world of America’s big-money big cat trade,” The Guardian, 21 September 2021

Tiger Breeding in South Africa,” IWB, 24 April 2018

How ‘tiger farms’ have turned a wild animal into a species worth more dead than alive,” The Conversation, 24 February 2021

‘A monster we left in the corner’: The endurance of Asia’s tiger trade and the new ‘Tiger Queens’,” The Independent, 17 February 2021

Breeding and trading endangered wild animals is not conservation – it threatens their survival,” IWB, 10 February 2021

Trophy Hunting, Canned Hunting, Tiger Farming, and the Questionable Relevance of the Conservation Narrative Grounding International Wildlife Law,” Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy, Taylor & Francis, 12 January 2021

Call for China to Amend its Wildlife Protection Law,” IWB, 4 December 2020

The Tiger Trade,” IWB, 7 May 2020

On the Butcher’s Block – the Mekong Tiger Trade Trail,” IWB, 8 March 2020




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