More Tigers in Cages than in the Wild

There are now more tigers in cages than there are in the wild.

The population of tigers living in their natural habitat has plummeted in the past 100 years while the number living in captivity continues to climb.

According to the Washington Post: "Over the past century or so, the tiger population has plunged in the wild, dropping from an estimated 100,000 to fewer than 4,000, while the number in captivity had exploded to more than 12,500. Nowhere else was the animal’s commodification more complete than in tiger farming, where it is raised, butchered for parts and sold for tens of thousands of dollars."

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