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EU urged to stop commercial trade in tigers

By Reuters
12 October 2018   |   12:45 pm
An animal rights charity, FOUR PAWS, is urging the European Union to ban commercial trade of tigers. Trade in wild tigers is banned, but breeding and trading of captive tigers - many of which end up being killed for traditional medicine - remains legal.

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