Tourists may buy live animals for the tigers to kill and eat. Chickens are the best price.
Allowing the tourists to buy live food for the tigers has to do with money – but money is not the key factor.
In artificial breeding, the park feeds the tigers a fixed diet using artificial or processed food. This diet might eventually lead to malnutrition. The most important thing for the tourists is that they are helping feed the cats.
Feeding the tigers live animals is also part of a long-term project with a goal of releasing tigers back into the wild.
There is another park near Changbai Mountain that has about fifteen specially selected tigers.
These tigers still live behind a fence. However sending tigers to the Changbai Mountains allows them to be more experienced with the natural environment.
The Hunchun Nature Reserve was established in 2001 for the protection of wild Siberian tigers and leopards.
Before releasing the tigers into the wild, the big cats must be given the appropriate wild-habitat training. The first step is for the tiger to adapt to the climate changes of the four seasons. Next, the tigers’ hunting ability must be improved.
Since the Changbai Mountains share a border with North Korea, the big cats are allowed to travel between countries. In the past, the border was divided by iron and wire mesh fences, which blocked the tigers. Now the fence is gone.
It is believed that with wild training over time and with the efforts of several generations of scientists, the tigers will finally return to nature.
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Shoot the people instead. 🙂
Good idea (I’m all for it) but who pays for the shooters that protect the tigers? In some countries in Africa, there are armed rangers that are paid to protect elephants and other wild animals in nature preserves from poachers and that’s isn’t even enough to protect the animals.
Maybe China could add this as a death penalty crime when the poachers are caught.
Doesn’t the American kill teams collect trophy’s ?
No, but the money from the tickets should be enough to even pay those who would protect the tigers in future. The staff will have to do the feeding work and so on for free. Right ? If they really care abut them I mean.
The hunters should get punished yes.
“Doesn’t the American kill teams collect trophy’s?”
If you are talking about the military in one of America’s wars, that depends on the individual. A few do but those men are usually damaged due to the combat they have experienced. PTSD does crazy things to the mind (scientific studies show that exposure to the violence of combat actually damages an area of the brain) when it is exposed to that level of violence for long periods of time.
However, the level of damage depends on the individual. The same experience may damage some worse than others and a few have no brain damage. I’ve met combat veterans so damaged they could not function or work once the returned home and had to be medicated just to live among others.
This is probably true for all of the wars in history and anyone who fought in them. Mankinds global history is rather violent.
“If you are talking about the military in one of America’s wars, that depends on the individual. A few do but those men are usually damaged due to the combat they have experienced. PTSD does crazy things to the mind (scientific studies show that exposure to the violence of combat actually damages an area of the brain) when it is exposed to that level of violence for long periods of time.”
Yes, I meant them and we have discussed some of that as well on your other blog (Me NN)
Yapp some may develop bad PTSD and do these things in war. I understand, I was just trying to make a bad joke about it when you asked how they would get payed. I was thinking that they can get payed by collecting the trophy’s as the hunters collect tiger skin. Are you with me ? 🙂
“However, the level of damage depends on the individual. The same experience may damage some worse than others and a few have no brain damage. I’ve met combat veterans so damaged they could not function or work once the returned home and had to be medicated just to live among others.”
Sever PTSD and TBI, I know.
I thought you might be making a joke.
However, I think when the poachers are caught, they shoujld get one chance to live, which means castrate them so they do not have children and if they have children who are still young, take them away and find honest and sane foster families to raise them.
The second time, the poacher earns an automatic death sentence.
Well I don’t know about the castration, but they might need a better way of thinking and influence yes.
“The second time, the poacher earns an automatic death sentence.”
That sounds drastic.
I don’t know if the ecosystem is that threatened if there would not be any tigers in nature anymore.
But I understand your anger, lot of cruelty concerning this.
You are correct to sense my anger over the slaughter of animal species by humans. It’s one thing for a species to go extinct due to environmental changes in the planet but for humans to slaughter senselessly as Americans did with the North American Buffalo in the 19th century when expanding west toward the Pacific is senseless and wrong in so many ways.
What explains these types of people who sat in trains shooting at the buffalo from their seat to see how many they could kill.
The closest example I can think of is World War II in China when Japanese army officers would have beheading contests to see how many Chinese noncombatant citizens could be beheaded in a given time span.
There are terms for people like this: sociopaths, narcissists, self-centered, A type personalities such as Hitler. Humanity would be better off to rid individuals like this from the gene pool, which is why I have no problem with China’s death sentences and execution rate.
I’m reading a book, Living With Evolution or Dying Without It. Before writing the book, the author, K. D. Koratsky spent most of his life studying all aspects of evolution—not just the evolution of species but culture, civilizations, religions, etc.
In one section, he pointed out that cultures that executed dangerous criminal types with behavior that threatened the stability of the culture such as what happened in 2008 with the global economic crises caused by Wall Street and US banks, tended to be stable and survive for much longer period of time than cultures that were too lenient on such people such as the US is today.
If the men depicted in “Inside Job” documentary had been Chinese citizens and had caused the 2008 global financial crises form China instead of the United States, the odds are strong that they would all have been been tried in a Chinese court and earned the death sentence and already have been executed for the 64 trillion US dollars in global losses and millions of jobs lost around the globe.
Instead, in the US, there isn’t even an investigation and most of the men who brought us the crises are still working in the industry doing business the same way they did before the 2008 financial crises hit.
In America, repeat child molesters are allowed to go free after prison sentences and are often chemically castrated yet have managed to molest again and be sent back for another prison sentence with another parole in the future to try again. This is insanity.
I was actually going easy on the tiger poachers when I suggested castration and a chance to live. People like that should be shot on the spot to send a strong message.
“I was actually going easy on the tiger poachers when I suggested castration and a chance to live. People like that should be shot on the spot to send a strong message.”
I understand, but because I probably triggered you by mentioning the killing teams, drawing it in to this, I was obviously provoking you in to this so i wanted to put a stop at is well in time. I know how that anger may run it’s way with PTSD if you get to think of certain things.
Well, Hitler had a very cruel childhood, it made him the way he became. And to be honest he never killed anyone personally. But I know what you mean, these types of psychopaths is manipulative and cause great harm in many ways. Sometimes I can think the way you do and get very very angry about it sometimes as well as you.
I don’t know, we must some how learn to think differently about them, distance our selves to that kind of people emotionally. For ex. I try not to let the anger take a grip of me even if I may feel anger toward what they are capable of doing. Do what they are not able to.
Narcissists and psychopaths are driven by their hate and anger unconsciously and they don’t even want to know about that because they have no emotional capacity to do otherwise. All they understand and care about is the material stuff, money and glory…
Hope I didn’t upset you way too much.
I’m happy to hear that.
I was just listening to one interesting episode by this one man who babbles a lot in radio. He brings up this thing with sociopaths and psychopaths in this ep. “Rediscovering American Values”
Pleas, do not feel guilty of what I write. What you have done in the past – is in the past – at least for me. If you feel guilt it is only a healthy sign. I don’t blame you for anything. I sense you are a good man, otherwise you would never even got PTSD. It’s as a Viet Nam vet says, a sane mans reaction of the insanity of war. Seen that man talking ?
Posted 06:18 AM
Thank you – no guilt.
I doubt that wild training will do. They are still use to the smell of human beings and will not have the natural tiger instinct to avoid humans as they otherwise do. Maybe in future, after several generations they will forget and get naturally wild again.
… do you check posts before you accept them? If not I have trouble posting.
You may be correct about the wild training not working. However, what other choice is there. The people that want the fur and body parts are not going to stop for any reason and there will probably always be someone willing to pay any price to see if the tea made from tiger bones will boost longevity or the libido.