The request stems from a report by Independent Television News (ITN) on the results of DNA testing of a piece of tiger meat served to ITN staff in February at Xiongsen Bear and Tiger Mountain Village near Guilin.
After ITN aired a story about the farm’s tiger meals, the businessman who owns the farm denied the claim. The DNA was then tested by a laboratory in China.
“China should take immediate action to investigate this report. It’s outrageous and shocking to think that one of the world’s most endangered animals could be served as a trendy dinner right under the noses of Chinese authorities,” said Prasanna S. Yonzon of Wildlife Conservation Nepal.
“It proves what we’ve said all along: tiger farms in China have nothing to do with conservation and everything to do with making money.”
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