Dec 31, 2014
- Wealthy Chinese businessman Xi Pat created network of illegal poachers
- He ate the penises of ‘at least’ three tigers and drank the animals’ blood
- Was caught out when police found footage of a tiger being slaughtered
- Has now been jailed for 13 years along with 14 others involved in operation
A wealthy Chinese businessman has been jailed for 13 years for hiring poachers to kill three tigers so he could eat their penises and drink their blood. China’s official Xinhua news agency said Xi Pat had ‘a special hobby of grilling tiger bones, boning tiger paws, storing tiger penis, eating tiger meat and drinking tiger blood alcohol’. A court heard he ate the genitals and drank the animals’ blood before giving the rest of the meat to his business friends and partners.
The court heard Xi Pat had eaten at least three tiger penises and drunk ‘several litres of tiger blood’. Prosecutors claim the illegal poaching operation saw at least 10 tigers being killed and eaten. They said that the tigers had been killed by electrocution so that the hide could be removed and used to create trophies that were handed out to his friends. Xi Pat was sentenced to 13 years in prison and handed a fine of 1.55 million yuan ($25,000), gxnews.com.cn said, with the others were jailed for terms between five and six and a half years. Tiger meat is not only sought after on the black market but is often used in Chinese medicine. It is a long-held belief across parts of Asia that penises of animals such as tigers and seals can boost men’s sexual performance. Decades of trafficking and habitat destruction have slashed the tiger population from 100,000 a century ago to approximately 3,000, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s Red List of threatened species, where the tiger is classed as endangered.
As posted in Dailymail.co.uk (By Keiligh Baker)