"The predator has become prey that is slaughtered in the most ghastly ways"
Half a century ago, villages in southern China organised tiger hunts to protect inhabitants. Now, the predator has become prey that is slaughtered in the most ghastly ways.This cruelty is not directed only towards tigers. Many other animals said to have medicinal properties such as birds, deer and monkeys are also slaughtered.The most worrisome aspect of this situation, however, is that government officials, who are supposed to be working to protect these animals, are actually often involved in the poaching and illegal trade of these species.Last year, the director of forest management in Leizhou in Zhanjiang was fired due to his inability to protect migratory birds that travelled through his region each year. But this is only one instance. More government officials should be held accountable.I believe that those involved in tiger executions should be imprisoned. If we don’t take drastic action now, future generations may never see live tigers.