|Ban Pesticide Used to Kill Tigers
Indian poachers have been using the chemical Carbofuran to kill endangered tigers. Carbofuran is a clear, odourless substance used by potato farmers as a cheap pesticide. Because Carbofuran is so difficult to test for, poachers can kill with very little risk of being caught.
Poachers fill animal carcasses with Carbofuran and leave them as bait for tigers to eat. The poachers then sell the tigers’ skin, teeth, nails and organs for huge profits. The chemical not only kills large cats, it also poses a threat to other wildlife that might ingest it. A small bird will die after consuming a single grain of the chemical.
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