Khulna Province, Bangladesh – Local authorities are claiming to have taken the lives of half a dozen suspected tiger poachers on Sunday. Authorities tracked down the suspects who were the first to fire shots at police. Officers returned fire with deadly impact killing all six poachers. That said, their efforts came too late for the endangered Bengali tigers. In all, authorities recovered the pelts of three big felines.
The incident occurred in the southern province of Khulna. This location is noted as the primary habitat for the tigers. Poaching has reduced the population of Bengali tigers in the region to a mere 100 cats. Despite the location being protected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), poaching continues to ravage the tiger population.
Sadly, this is a problem authorities face globally. Recently, Cecil the Lion was taken down via a bow and arrow in his native Zimbabwe. In that instance, it was a dentist of all people who paid top dollar to hunt down and kill the lion. The demise of Cecil has sparked international furor. Thus far, the dentist remains in the United States, but there is a growing movement to ship his sorry sack of flesh back to Zimbabwe to stand trial for his crime.