"Tigers from Europe are the best ones"

says L. Berousek, a big cat trader selling tigers to Asian buyers.

The commercial trade with captive tigers is legal and out of control throughout the EU. Whether performing in circus shows, bought as pets or killed and turned into traditional medicine, a lack of regulation in Europe is putting an almost extinct species at great risk. No authority or country knows how many tigers are currently kept in the European Union or what happens to them during their life or once they’re dead.

We’re fighting to change that. Help us ban the #RuthlessTrade.

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‘Europe’s second-class tigers’

A FOUR PAWS report documenting the out of control number of captive tigers in Europe, 2020 


Ban the commercial trade! 

Protect our tigers: Read our report on tiger trade, 2019


EU Tiger Trade


The ruthless business of tiger traders in Europe


citizens oppose tiger trade

Be part of the movement and stop the ruthless tiger trade


Tiger products - Made in Europe

Europe’s entertainment and breeding industry



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