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Newspaper Finds UK Zoos Selling Healthy Tigers to Skin Trade


A shocking investigation by The Sunday Times has found that UK zoos are killing healthy tigers and other endangered species to exploit their skins for profit:
Last week undercover reporters from The Sunday Times were offered the skins from two zoo tigers, which were both only a few years old when they died, for £6,000. “There are too many of them and if they are not put down they will die of old age, get incinerated and thrown away,” Andre Brandwood, a Hertford-shire taxidermist, told them.
They will die of old age? What the heck is wrong with that?