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Xiongsen tiger park

near Guilin in Hunan Province, south-east China, appears to be a depressingly typical Third World zoo, with a theme park restaurant and open areas where tigers roam.

Industrial tiger farming

The menu at the restaurant reveals that it’s more than a zoo: stir-fried tiger with ginger and Chinese vegetables, tiger soup and a spicy red curry made with tenderized strips of, well, you have a choice–lion meat, bear’s paw, crocodile and snake (note: the bear’s paw has to be ordered in advance as it takes a long time to cook). If you’d care for a drink, you can wash your meal down with a glass of wine made from Siberian tiger bones.

A waitress is proud of what they do. “When Government officials come here,” she says, “we kill a tiger for them so they have fresh meat.” Other visitors are given meat from tigers killed in…

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