Incredible but true what happened in a Chinese wildlife refuge, after several allegations which said tigers were sold for their skins and use their bones to make aphrodisiac wines. The organization said the Qinhuangdao Wildlife Rescue, which is part of the China Wildlife Conservation Association, would sell the skin of endangered animals and use their bones to produce a traditional tonic intended to improve sexual performance.
Shocking photos appear to show the skins of Siberian tigers after being skinned. China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation shared a series of anonymous complaints on Weibo, a Chinese social network equivalent to Twitter.
Whistleblowers say, however, the shelter has held more than 10,000 animals to sell, slaughter and even consume for profit over the past 20 years. Furthermore a source of British newspaper The Daily Mail said the center's directors served tiger meat dishes as exotic delicacies to Chinese officials who would turn a blind eye to the organization's dark affairs.
Qinhuangdao Wildlife Rescue, headquartered in Hebei Province, North China, was founded in 2000 by the China Wildlife Conservation Association, a national non-profit organization approved by the State Council in 1983. Only about 500 are left in the wild.
Tiger alcohol, whose production and sale has been banned in China since 1993, would be publicly sold at the animal shelter for up to $ 764.88 per bottle. Ren Jingde, deputy director of the center, is accused of having ordered workers to secretly dissect dead Siberian tigers, an endangered species.
Ren and his manager, Xu Jie, are accused of selling meat from wild animals, including Siberian tigers, wild swans and lions, and serving them as exotic delicacies.
In an Italian region it will no longer be possible to cook live crustaceans
It will happen precisely in the city of Parma, in the county of Emilia Romagna, in the mid-northern Italy.
The new rule was approved by the municipal council for the welfare and protection of animals, and it is a worldwide breakthrough in one of the most advanced municipal systems in Europe and in the world for quality of life.
Nor can the claws be blocked and left agonizing on the ice. The regulation, among other things, establishes that the owners of some breeds considered aggressive must have a license, and has also introduced the figure of the guarantor for animal welfare.
In addition, animals transported by car must necessarily have a safety belt. As for the choke collar for dogs, it will only be allowed to behavioral veterinarians, dog trainers or instructors, with special exceptions. A series of rules that hopefully can act as a bridge for a more sustainable future, where animals live with the same respect that is due to all living creatures.