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2 tiger cubs have been killed on the edge of Ranthanbore National Park

10/03/2010 11:53:45 Tiger cubs poisoned by villagers

March 2010. In what appears to be a case of revenge, villagers on the outskirts of the Ranthanbore National Park have killed two 17 month-old tiger cubs. The two dead tigers were found intact, which probably rules out poaching, lying near the carcass of a goat which had been laced with poison.

It is probable that the tigers were killed in retaliation for the killing of some livestock by the tigers. It is estimated that Ranthanbore now holds some 40 tigers, but may only have the capacity for 30. It is known that at least 3-4 other tigers are currently roaming outside Ranthanbore's borders.

The two sub-adult tigers were believed to have been siblings; thankfully, their mother is believed to be alive and well inside the park.

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Can't be white washed

Well. whether the villagers killed for their own safety or for the safety of their crops, the bottom line is that they have taken away lives which they can't create and the first thing they need to learn is that killing/demolishing is not the right solution! Even criminals who are caught are given the advantage of a trial but these poor creatures got no chance to defend themselves. Those villagers could have consulted the nearest forest officials or some educated people or even the police instead of being seemingly smart themselves.

Posted by: Nazneen Ahmed Popy | 28 Mar 2010 06:04:46

You misunderstand

While not condoning the killings in anyway, many local villagers live in dire poverty, and the well being of their entire family, and sometimes village, may be being threatened. They are taking the only means they know how to protect themselves. They were not killing for profit, but to protect their families.

We must provide an alternate means if we want those being threatened to co-exist peacefully with tigers.

What would you do if you had 2 tigers outside your door, eating your livestock?

Posted by: Powell Ettinger | 11 Mar 2010 10:38:56

CRAZY

Those retards are severly mentally, physically retarded. It's just like killing a 17 month year old baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WTF

Posted by: Pal Goalie Rapper | 11 Mar 2010 06:28:27

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