1 Tahrcountry Musings: Dalai Lama’s Appeal Brings About Exciting Turn Of Events

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Dalai Lama’s Appeal Brings About Exciting Turn Of Events

In January this year at a prayer meeting, Dalai Lama had appealed to his people to do away with animal skins and artifacts. The Supremo had said he was "ashamed" to see images of Tibetans decorating themselves with skins and furs. Now reports are pouring in from Tibet that people have started burning wild animal furs. India's dwindling tiger population is an immediate beneficiary. There has been a sharp rise in the poaching of tigers and leopards in India in recent years to feed demand from Tibet. Since December, 1999, 18 out of 19 major seizures of wildlife parts or skins in India either involved Tibetans or were strongly linked to Tibet.

3 comments:

Prasanth Kodai said...

This is exciting news. Tibetans follow blindly what Dalai Lama preaches.It is really comforting to read that that the religeous chief has driven home the point that all creatures small or big has a right o live.

Sneha said...

Whoever thought about bringing in Dalai Lama in to the picture should be complimented. It has really worked.

Rachna said...

oh this is simply wonderful