Only around 500 endangered Amur tigers remain in the wild. The biggest threat to the largest wild cat in the world are human beings. According to statistics, poachers kill an average of 20 striped predators every year.
Some want tiger skins and others use their meat and claws. The main danger for these tigers comes from inside our eastern neighbour - China. Tiger products play an important role in traditional Chinese medicine. Tiger bones are used for making wine, and wild tiger meat is regarded to be an exceedingly valuable delicacy. The Chinese believe that by drinking this liquor they can enhance their strength, dexterity and beauty. This may seem hard to believe in the modern world, but these are the shocking facts.
Although the state and public organizations of Russia and China have been fighting a war against poaching for years, what outcomes did their efforts bring? Who backs the onslaught against these rare predators? Are the poachers loners in search for profit or members of a well-organized criminal network? What measures need to be taken to completely eradicate poaching and is it possible to do this at all?
To answer these questions, the filmmaker of Tigers and Humans went to the Far East, China and the South-Eastern countries to conduct his own investigation.
Language: Russian w/English subtitles
Rating: Not Rated
Director: Sergey Yastrzhembskiy