A conservation group in Vietnam is not happy at all after they found out that 6 pounds of tiger paste, that was confiscated from traffickers is being auctioned off.
Vietnam has banned the hunting or trafficking of tigers, since they are in jeopardy of extinction, however they still do allow its use in making traditional medicines.
The director of the conservation group said that a loophole was found in order to allow the sale of this paste. She explained, "We had recommended that the paste be destroyed to send a clear message to the public that the authorities do not encourage the consumption of wild animals' products."
We totally agree. The tigers need to be protected at all costs.
When will people realize that these tigers will become extinct if we don't help them??
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