Blood of the Tiger A Story of Conspiracy, Greed, and the Battle to Save a Magnificent Species

“Heart-pounding . . . a book that infuses one with renewed passion, determination, and hope.”

Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club

“If you love animals, you must buy this book. . . . A stunning read.”

J. Maarten Troost, author of Lost on Planet China

“Personal, engaging, shocking, informative. . . . a story that must not be ignored.”

Will Travers, OBE, president of the Born Free Foundation

“Read this roller coaster of a book and take action for tigers—before it’s too late.”

Sy Montgomery, author of Spell of the Tiger

Despite the tiger’s beloved status, there may be fewer than three thousand left in the wild. At the same time, at least five thousand “domesticated” tigers have been reared on farms in China, not for traditional medicine but for the production of tiger-bone wine, tiger-skin décor, and gourmet cuisine enjoyed by the country’s elite. More in Blood of the Tiger »

J.A. Mills author of Blood of the Tiger; photo by Scott HenrichsenJ. A. Mills spent twenty years investigating the illicit wildlife trade and trying to stop the plot that threatens to transform this regal animal from jungle monarch into no more than a livestock commodity. More about J.A. Mills »

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Book News

  • The Economist speaks with J.A. Mills about solutions to the misuse of traditional Chinese medicine that is fueling the poaching of tigers and other endangered species.

  • Scientific American talks to J.A. Mills about why a reported increase in numbers does not mean we should stop worrying about wild tigers.

  • Scientific American asks J.A. Mills about U.S. decision to regulate interstate trade in all captive tigers—a major step toward ensuring U.S. tigers do not stimulate trafficking of wild tiger parts and products as China’s tiger farms do.

  • National Geographic talks with J.A. Mills about Sharon Guynup’s exposé on Buddhist temple in Thailand involved in feeding tigers and their skins, bones and meat into the illegal international trade that is stimulating poaching of wild tigers.