A Taste of Blood
Tiger Bone Wine
Ever wonder what happens to the tigers killed by poachers in India and Nepal? In some cases their bones are steeped in distilled spirits in China to
produce tiger bone wine.
At a secret factory in China, a reporter for the South China Morning Post found 600 tiger skeletons soaking in alcohol to produce 200,000 bottles of wine.
Many Asian communities believe that tiger bone, in powdered form or prepared as, “tiger wine,” soothes rheumatic pain and cures ulcers, malaria and burns.
For more than 1,000 years the use of tiger parts has been included in the traditional Chinese medicine regimen. Because of the tiger’s strength and mythical power, the Chinese culture believes that the tiger has medicinal qualities, which helps treat chronic ailments, cure disease and replenish the body’s essential energy.
- Big Cat Rescue & Tigers In Crisis
Did you know?
What can you do?
Never buy tiger wine
Watch episode 7 “Tigers” of this documentary series to learn more!