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Bengal Tigers face extinction

Updated on January 11, 2013
A bengal tiger in captivity.
A bengal tiger in captivity.


The Tiger is a endangered species and faces a possible extinction,experts say that there are only 3200 wild tigers left in the world. And that includes all 6 remaining subspecies.

We have already lost three subspecies of the big Asian cat in the last 70 years.

the Bali, Javan, and Caspian are gone forever. extinct.

My personal favorite species of tiger is the Bengal Tiger

I have always been fascinated with the bengal tiger, I don't know if it was because of Tony the tiger from the Kellogg's cereal commercials remember, they're grrrreeeeeeattt. or from the time I saw a white bengal tiger in Las Vegas, I have always loved tIgers.

I would love to see one live in its natural habitat but they only exist in the wild in Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar and Nepal. India is home to the largest population.

But they have tiger farms where they are held in captivity in China.

I wouldn't want to see them there, I have read that they are underfed and you can see their ribs sticking out from lack of a proper diet.

I takes a bunch of protein to satisfy a tigers needs.

I hear they feed them live chickens, the tiger eats feather and all.

I understand that the chinese people have used tiger parts for medicinal purposes for around 2 thousand years,even though I cannot find any scientific data that says that tiger meat is good for you or that tiger bone wine is good for you.

Tiger bone wine is supposed to

  • help you maintain balance in your body
  • take away pain
  • improve your sex life
  • Iprove your vision

My problem is where is the scientific evidence it does anything, and it is illegal in China.

I did hear a joke that in China the only thing with four legs they won't eat is a table.

In China they eat

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Bear
  • Tiger
  • Rats
  • Mice
  • Turtle
  • many other things I couldn't eat.

Can you imagine this, they will kill a puppy and butcher it,right in front of you and cook it for you to eat.

I don't want to offend anyone but the thought of that just makes me sick.

They also have shops where they sell herbs and medicinal wines of all kind with many exotic animals, that basically will cure anything. But again where is the scientific proof.

The Chinese are literally eating tiger into extiction,if it stays like it is now all tigers will be extinct by the year 2023.

What really bothers me is that the Chinese government allows them to breed the tigers in these tiger farms with the idea being that they will release them back into the wild.

That won't work

  • No tiger has been released from captivity from a tiger farm in China.
  • After being in cages eating chickens they won't be able to stalk their game
  • The system is set up to fail.

Tiger farms are really just for money, they wait for the tigers to die and then they sell the parts illegally,

They have daily shows that advertise the illegal tiger bone wine. Sick

What is a tiger worth on the black market?

  • Its bones go for $100.000.00 USA dollars
  • Its head and skins as a rug sells for $10.000.00 USA dollars
  • every part is sold including
  • eyes
  • penis
  • testicles
  • everything...nothing is wasted

They are also in captivity in the USA

  • They are raised by breeders
  • Private owners
  • zoo's
  • circus

A Tiger can kill you quickly and shouldn't be taken for granted.

They are a wild creature and beong in their natural habitat,but that won't happen until the world gets together and makes real rules,that they will enforce to protect these awesome animals.

I don't mind seeing a tiger in a zoo where they are getting the proper diet but truly they belong in the wild.

here are a few ideas

  • go after poachers
  • put them in jail where they belong
  • enorce your laws China
  • truly do what you say you planned on let the tigers out
  • Feed the tigers better while they are in captivity
  • modernize medicine in China
  • or at-least show proof that tiger bones are beneficial to humans.

The year 2023 is fast approaching do you think that tiger will become extinct?

Please answer in the poll below and enjoy the videos

As Always - God Bless Us All

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Controversy:Tigers in Captivity in the USA

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    Marilyn Alexander 5 years ago from Vancouver, Canada and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

    Thank you, Manthy, I have linked to your hub on my hub "Save that Tiber".

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    Mark 5 years ago from Alabama,USA

    @Maralexa - I am glad you enjoyed my hub and yes you can link to any of my hubs. Happy New Year & Happy Hubbing

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    Marilyn Alexander 5 years ago from Vancouver, Canada and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

    I greatly appreciate your hub, Manthy. For those of us who care about the Earth and its creatures, bringing to our attention issues like the great likelihood of the extinction of tigers, is a very important thing to do.

    May I link this hub to mine on tigers?

    I would also like to read other people's hubs on what to do to help save endangered animals. And not just beautiful ones like tigers, elephants and baby harp seals!

    Thank you, voted up.

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    Mark 6 years ago from Alabama,USA

    That is a good advice Beth STOP DESTROYING EARTH.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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    Beth100 6 years ago from Canada

    There are many species that have, or will become, extinct. I had written a small sample of animals that will become extinct or have become extinct within the past 40 years. It was difficult to write, and even more difficult to read and digest.

    As for foreign foods and treatment of animals.... I have seen animals on my own land treated with great disrespect and inhumanely where they are also underfed, malnourished and jailed in confined spaces. I have also seen domesticated dogs on foreign soil hung alive in groups to die a slow death.

    Inhumane treatment of animals, including humans, is abundant world wide. It does not have an ethnic tag, cultural tag, country tag, gender tag or age tag.

    Until we see how disrespectful we are towards this Earth, we will continue to destroy it.

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    Mark 6 years ago from Alabama,USA

    It really saddens me Shane to think that kids won't be able to see these majestic cats.

    Really a shame

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    ShaneMorris 6 years ago from Springfield, MO

    I do see how you are grossed out about some of the things they eat overseas, such as dogs, but at the same time I kinda get it. It's way different over there. They have villages. I'm pretty sure there isn't really any villages over here in the U.S. of A. unless it's artificial. That's coming from me also, raised by a single father in the country. I'm not very germ-conscious. That is disappointing though about the Bali tiger, I had no idea they were completely extinct already? I do like the Bengal tigers as well too, because they can take down a lion! And they're not even as big as the larger Siberians.

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    Mark 6 years ago from Alabama,USA

    Yeah it is sad, they do it for money really because none have been set free back into the wild.

    Thanks for the comment - Have a great weekend

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    Terishere 6 years ago

    Hi Manthy, Good hub! I didn't know about China having tiger farms. How cruel people can be...It saddens me to think of them living like, and not just tigers, but all animals that live with abuse.


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    Mark 6 years ago from Alabama,USA

    You don't have to apologize to me Marie.

    You didn't bother me at all, I'm easy to get along with even if we don't see eye to eye on a subject we can always agree to disagree and go on.

    Anyway I am glad you decided to stay and I wish you the best

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    Marie-AnneLeClerc 6 years ago

    Manthy I am sorry for lashing out on you,its easy to do this on the internet - well actually its what does happen in real life! However I feel it is between yourself & I. Others that wish to be involved and try to evict or ban a person from the site does not have the right & authority to do so. It so happens all the time in forum debates or 'clashes' amongst people who of cause are all 'different.' Different upbringings & cultures... What I do find here at this site is there certainly is a 'mixed' bag of people starting from - 'conservativies' to mixed age, culture, religion etc; At the end of the day hubpages has the final say. I 'voiced' myself but I am still here... -Cheers!

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    Mark 6 years ago from Alabama,USA

    Oh OK Flora - That is the best new I've hears today.


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    FloraBreenRobison 6 years ago

    oh, I know it is not you. But I am Thrilled! I tried to flag her profile to get her banned but it didn't work. It is the whole site tha tticks her off. She has written a hub calling the site a scam and ending with the song entitled a term that is not mentioned in polite society. I would to sell all people who just insult others baned. It won't happen though. Cheers :-)

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    Mark 6 years ago from Alabama,USA

    I can't help that Flora - I have been nothing but nice to her

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    FloraBreenRobison 6 years ago

    By the way, Manthy, it appears that marie-anne is quitting the site.

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    Mark 6 years ago from Alabama,USA

    Thanks Carl - It is a very sad reality.

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    Carl 6 years ago

    Whoa! This is very disturbing, I never heard of this before. Although this hub makes me feel disgusted, I think you are doing a good thing here by letting us know about it. Thanks for sharing, voted Up, and Useful. Keep writing more Hubs.

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    Mark 6 years ago from Alabama,USA

    WOW Thanks you all for the great feedback.

    Flora - I am with you on the constructive critism - What gets me is that they have them in captivity supposedly to breed and release but they haven't released any.

    It is truly a sad thing

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    Wendy Iturrizaga 6 years ago from France

    They are beautiful. Never heard of Tiger bone wine before. It is twisted to use such a beautiful animal in the hope of improving sex life and avoiding pain.

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    FloraBreenRobison 6 years ago

    Oh, and manthy, I disagree with you about Marie-Anne. I am not interested in having just any readers at all. If I get criticism I want it to be cronstructive criticm. anyone who just wants to say "You suck!" isn't worth my time or energy. I'd rather write in my journal. We have had plenty of negative downers at our music festivals who tell singers "you're wastin gmy time." these adjudicators do not get asked back. But the ones who say "you sound terrible because you are too ridgid, you need to relax" those are invaluable.

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    FloraBreenRobison 6 years ago

    I love cats and was devestated and am devestaed every time the last male of a tiger species has died. I think this is the reason why tigons and ligers are bred in captivity-to keep some aspect of the tigers alive.

    This is an important topic. But I usually have to not think about it because I can end up becoming to odespressed to do anything

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    The Frog Prince 6 years ago from Arlington, TX

    Fantastic Hub. Such regal animals and such a shame to see them dwindle.

    The Frog

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    Mark 6 years ago from Alabama,USA

    Thanks ms I appreciate the feedback, come back and read em anytime

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    mswhatever 6 years ago

    This comment is for Anne Marie "ms so called writer"

    Hubs are a fun hobby we like to read these! Sorry you are jealous of this fantastic Hub! Thumbs down to you! Maybe if you had a job writing you wouldn't have time to tell someone else how to write!!!!

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    Mark 6 years ago from Alabama,USA

    Thanks you Barbs I appreciate the feedback, you are awesome ;0)

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    Barbara Anne Helberg 6 years ago from Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, USA

    Thanks for raising awareness of the plight of tigers - in your own way. Pointing out what's going on is always the first step toward a cure.

    You converse on a wide variety of topics, a how-to pageview lesson for us all!

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    Mark 6 years ago from Alabama,USA

    It is rather sad isn't it.

    Thanks Poet and real for stopping by

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    C De Melo 6 years ago from Florence, Italy and WORLDWIDE

    As an animal lover, I find the extinction of any animal a tragedy. Nice hub!

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    poetvix 6 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

    This practice of tiger farming saddens me greatly. I was unaware. At a time when animals of all kinds are disappearing at an alarming rate, you would think this archaic practice would cease. Sadly, here we still have canned hunts for large cats in places. Thank you for sharing this.

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    Mark 6 years ago from Alabama,USA

    Marie-Anne - I will take any readers I can get and I never claimed to be a great writer.

    Peter - I agree with you 100%

    Binaya - You got it, thats why I wrote the hub.

    Made - it is sad, I can't stand any animal abuse

    Das - Yes it is a sad reality, I hope they work it out where they don't go extinct.

    Thanks for all the comments

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    PETER LUMETTA 6 years ago from KENAI, ALAKSA

    The world will be a much sadder place without the tiger.


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    Marie-AnneLeClerc 6 years ago

    @Binaya.Ghimire -Yes but did he actually 'write' about it? If your Not a writer then don't go there!

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    Binaya.Ghimire 6 years ago

    Tiger extinction is also a major wildlife problem in Nepal. Poachers in Nepal kill tigers and sell, mostly to the Chinese, for traditional medicine. Thanks for raising awareness in this hub.

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    Marie-AnneLeClerc 6 years ago

    Your hubs are of "Low Quality!" - & you are receiving up points due to your fans, though it does Not Look good for hub publishing. I am a writer so I know what I'm talking about...

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    daskittlez69 6 years ago from midwest

    Thanks for the hub. When I was in college I signed up to work on a cheetah farm. It was a very popular thing to sign up for and I did not get picked though. It is sad to think that our grandkids might not see a lot of animals that we grew up seeing or hearing about.

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    Madeleine Salin 6 years ago from Finland

    I love cats - both small and big. It's terrible how they seem to treat the tigers in the tiger farms. So sad. Great hub!