It is quite apparent through governmental seizures that the import and exportation of tiger parts is a sizable business. It is astonishing to think how many tigers are killed to support this evil trade. In 1990, over 4,180 pounds of tiger bones were exported from Taiwan to Japan. Documented records from the Korean government state that over 8700 pounds of tiger bones were imported into South Koreas from Indonesia. In Asia, parts other than the bones are used in mythological medicine. This includes the tiger’s eyes, hair, internal organs and even tiger penis (which is used in a soup as an aphrodisiac). In Hong Kong black markets, venders sell a pound of powdered tiger humorous bone sells for over $1700. Keep in mind that all of these so-called treatments are completely unproven by science and have absolutely no real medical value.
You would think with today’s science and global communication abilities that people would come to their senses! What kind of person does it take to actually believe that eating a tiger’s brain will cure pimples and or laziness? How can a person living in the 21th Century really believe that consuming the cat’s whiskers will prevent toothaches?