In 1993 to 1994, investigators in India seized 1470 lbs of tiger bones from the black market.
A person can have a tiger killed for as little as $1 to $9, depending on whether they use poison or a steel trap.
Far eastern traditional medicine manufacturing has been a destination for tiger bones.
A general offense under India’s Wildlife Protection Act carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison.
Over 1300 wild animals died of electrocution, accidental or deliberate, in the last decade in India.
India recorded over 100 tiger deaths last year.
Source: Wildlife Protection Service of India