Saturday, October 01, 2005

Internet: Royal Bengal Tigers offered for sale on Internet

Despite being prohibited under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species rule,, recently had two advertisements offering Royal Bengal Tigers for sale.

One potential buyer from Helena in Georgia, USA, offered to pay $2,000 for a Bengal tiger cub.

The website is just one of several that has offered endangered species for sale. Other animals on offer have been a "hand-reared" Siberian tiger for £40,000 and a gorilla for £4,500.