In the Chinese city of Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous region of China, the tiger killed a zoo employee, who is suspected of manufacturing elixirs of tiger bones and organs. This publication reports the South China Morning Post.
The incident occurred in the center of the “Mountain village of bears and tigers Sunsan”, which contains more than 1,300 tigers and 400 black bears, 200 African lions and monkeys, birds and crocodiles. According to the administration, on Tuesday, may 8, two servants came into the enclosure with the tigers for cleaning.
About 11 a.m. one of them is gone and in the cage there’s only one person. After three and a half hours later he was found dead. On the same day the family of the deceased advised that he was killed by a tiger. Relatives claim that they did not explain how it happened, and did not present any evidence.
Center “Sunsan” notorious history due to accusations of illegal trade of “tiger wine” elixir in the manufacture of which uses the bones and organs of predators, possessing, according to the adherents of traditional medicine, healing power. To circumvent the ban on trade in tiger bones, which operates in China since 1993, on labels of drugs used the word “tiger”, and another with a similar sound.
In 2017, it was reported that in South Africa to kill lions Jose and Liso, which animal advocates rescued from a circus in South America. The animals were cut off the heads, tails and paws, indicating a ritual killing. Healers often use lion’s paws in their potions.
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