Tiger Mum No.2

£450.00

48 x 27 x 18 cm

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Made from Earthstone ES50, these Tigers get their orange from a coloured slip (porcelain with a glaze stain), the stripes and eyes then being picked out in glaze.

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( Ceramic Tiger Mum No.2 – TIG-C-005 )

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Tiger Mum No.2

 

Tigers

If anyone buys a ceramic tiger from me, I will give 20% to a tiger charity

I would find it hard to explain my feelings about this, and wonder why the Chinese don’t do something about it

We can all help by supporting tigers. Organisations to help conserve tigers include:-

Tiger Time, part of the the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation for more information go to  tigertime.info

Panthera, a charity that helps all wild cats large and small, some of which you may never have heard of   panthera.org

 

The tiger is an endangered species. Poaching for fur and body parts and destruction of habitat have simultaneously greatly reduced tiger populations in the wild. Major reasons for population decline include habitat destruction, habitat fragmentation and poaching. At the start of the 20th century, it was estimated there were over 100,000 tigers in the wild, but the population has dwindled outside of captivity to between 1,500 and 3,500.Demand for tiger parts for use in traditional Chinese medicine has also been cited as a major threat to tiger populations. Some estimates suggest that there are fewer than 2,500 mature breeding individuals, with no subpopulation containing more than 250 mature breeding individuals.India is home to the world’s largest population of wild tigers but only 11% of the original Indian tiger habitat remains, and it has become fragmented. A 2014 census estimated a population of 2,226, a 30% increase since 2011. Many people in China and other parts of Asia have a belief that various tiger parts have medicinal properties, including as pain killers and aphrodisiacs. There is no scientific evidence to support these beliefs. The use of tiger parts in pharmaceutical drugs in China is already banned, and the government has made some offences in connection with tiger poaching punishable by death. Furthermore, all trade in tiger parts is illegal under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora and a domestic trade ban has been in place in China since 1993.

However, the trading of tiger parts in Asia has become a major black market industry and governmental and conservation attempts to stop it have been ineffective to date. Almost all black marketers engaged in the trade are based in China. The Chinese subspecies was almost completely decimated by killing for commerce due to both the parts and skin trades in the 1950s through the 1970s. Contributing to the illegal trade, there are a number of tiger farms in the country specialising in breeding the cats for profit. It is estimated that between 5,000 and 10,000 captive-bred, semi-tame animals live in these farms today, often in appalling conditions and tiny cages. However, many tigers for traditional medicine black market are wild ones shot or snared by poachers and may be caught anywhere in the tiger’s remaining range (from Siberia to India to the Malay Peninsula to Sumatra). In the Asian black market, a tiger penis can be worth the equivalent of around $300 U.S. dollars. In the years of 1990 through 1992, 27 million products with tiger derivatives were found.

Why the Chinese don’t do more to stop this tragic trade, I am at a loss to understand