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South Africa’s Live EXOTIC Big Cat Trade

Over a period of 10 years, South Africa exported 384 live captive-bred tigers, 39 pumas and 34 jaguars. These exotic species were mainly exported to countries in Southeast Asia, such as China, Vietnam, Thailand, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.
None of them are known for their high standards of animal welfare and well-being, while at the same time they have a reputation for the trade in and use of wild animal body parts and derivatives for traditional medicine.