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July 09, 2019 - Independent

Lions and tigers suffer painful deformities in industrial breeding schemes for traditional Chinese 'medicine'

Lions and tigers suffer painful deformities in industrial breeding schemes for traditional Chinese 'medicine'
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Lions and tigers are being born with painful deformities caused by inbreeding at industrial-style centres that harvest their body parts for a growing trade in traditional Asian “medicine”, investigators have revealed.

Big cats have been found with abnormalities to their faces, feet and legs, and may also suffer sight, hearing, breathing and chewing problems, a major report says.

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