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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ligers in China

A private zoo operator in Taiwan cross-bred lions and tigers, resulting in three "liger" cubs. One died and the other two were seized for sheltering at a research institution. Both species are endangered and it is illegal to cross breed them.

From Focus Taiwan...
The Environmental and Animal Society of Taiwan (EAST) said Huang, who possesses an array of wildlife, should be dealt with harshly to deter others from copying the behavior.

"Cross-breeding two protected species is completely against nature. We are urging the Council of Agriculture (COA) to seize the two cubs immediately and bring Huang to real justice. A fine of NT$50,000 is a mere slap on the wrist, " said Lin Tai-jing, an EAST researcher.

1 comment:

Andrew Heaton said...

Ana,

I don't know what business anyone feels they have in trying to do this kind of thing, but I sure wish man as a species would stop trying to play around with nature so flippantly.

Nature will take its course with the development of species. We don't need to help it.