Wildlife experts and tiger lovers the world over rejoiced to hear the news yesterday that the tiger population was on the rise in India. This momentary joy was, however, not taken without some reservation.
The environment in which the tigers live is quickly being destroyed, by businesses that are overrunning good forest land with factories of pollution and destruction.
Furthermore, MSNBC reports that “Shrinking habitats have brought the wild cats into conflict with farmers who live near tiger reserves and poachers who kill them for pelts and body parts, highly prized in traditional Chinese medicine.”
The population of tigers is on the rise, but continued efforts must be made by supporting causes & signing petitions that prevent the spread of capitalists gone wild.