As part of the creative process for this exhibition, we spoke to experts about the wildlife trade. From participating artist Insil Choi, "I was surprised to learn during a conference call with Grace de Gabriel, IFAW’s regional director for Asia programs, that the main problem is simple ignorance. She explained that many consumers of tiger parts do not know the ugly facts. They have no idea about the process of wildlife farming and trading."
From the brochure:
There are six sub-species of TIGER, Panthera tigris (all are ENDANGERED), throughout Asia. They socialize through scent-markings and scratch marks; one male’s territory may overlap that of many females. Tigers are endangered because of trophy hunting for pelts, teeth, claws, and, for tiger parts including bones used to make ceremonial wind and traditional medicine, despite lack of evidence that they produce health benefits.
Tiger graphic (banner) by Christina Ward