Indonesia encourages tiger adoption

Government proposes controversial initiative to help endangered Sumatran tigers.

     

    With fewer than 500 Sumatran tigers left in the wild, Indonesia's government is considering a scheme that will allow people to keep the critically endangered animals as pets.

    The forestry ministry says all that is required is $1,000 and a large cage.

    Environmentalist are outraged but, as Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports, some Indonesians already are taking part in the government's new initiative.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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