Businessman jailed for 13 years for eating tiger meat and making wine of their bloodBy Mason White 1:34 PM January 1, 2015
By: Wayne Morin
A businessman was arrested, charged and convicted of killing an endangered species for his enjoyment.
The man in China, appealed his sentence of 13 years in prison, but his appeal was rejected.
The rich man named Xu, bought endangered tigers, had them killed and cooked their meat. He then used their blood to make fine wine.
The wealthy businessman reportedly organized three trips to the southern province of Guangdong last year, to buy the tigers. He then had it transported to his home in Guangxi.
Someone recorded the conversation between the rich man and his accomplices, and then turned the recording over to the police.
Xu was reportedly heard telling his friends that if anyone asks what they were eating they should say it is beef, horse meat or big cat meat.
He warned them to secrecy over the real contents of the meat because it is illegal to kill tigers.
Some people believe that tiger meat has healthy properties, which helps with infertility issues. This led to a booming trade in products made from tigers.