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Tibet; documentary; wildlife; skin trade; traditional Chinese medicine; Dalai Lama; education
Dharamshala: The Environment and Development Desk (EDD) of the Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR) released its second part of the documentary on wildlife in the Tibetan language. As a part of the global campaign on Protection of Wildlife, EDD has produced a documentary film, which was distributed during the huge Kalachakra gathering in the South Indian town of Amravati in early 2006.
A year ago, the world was alarmed at the skin trade flourishing in Tibet under the laxed law enforcement by the Chinese government. This has also brought disgrace to the whole Tibetan community in and outside Tibet. The traditional Chinese medicine consume far greater number of tiger bones, but the photogenic Tibetan dress trimmed with animal skin has drawn more global attention. Today there are only few Tibetans in Tibet most of whom are government cadres still using animal skin. They are in fact being forced by the higher Chinese authorities to do so if they wish to keep ...