Legalizing domestic tiger trade is the sovereign right of any nation.
CITES Resolution Conf. 12.5 asks Parties to prohibit trade in tiger parts and derivatives, both internationally and domestically, even from captive-bred specimens.This resolution was adopted by consensus.
Range countries with wild tiger populations stand to lose the most from any unilateral decision to legalize any form oftiger trade.
Any country that legalizes tiger trade at this time will bear significant responsibility for loss of wild tigers due to poaching....... See more