When you think of farm animals, no doubt chickens, cows, and sheep come to mind. But how about tigers? Well believe it or not, some conservationists are proposing the creation of tiger farms to help stem the demand for tiger parts in what is now a bustling global black market. According to the group PERC, allowing farmers to breed and sell tigers for their fur and other parts would create a powerful market-based incentive to ensure tigers do not go extinct. And while this plan may sound counter-intuitive to many, these conservationists say similar privatization programs have already help bring back other endangered animals, such as elephants, alligators, and buffalo, from the brink of extinction.
November 6, 2013 by David Rothbard,
David Rothbard is co-founder and President of CFACT.