Saturday, February 23, 2008

Save The Tiger



I have no idea how people go about saving animals, especially ferocious ones like tigers. But, I do know no animal should be forced to extinction just because of our greed.

Though personally, I dislike cats , I revere the big ones ... especially pumas, tigers and cheetahs ... Their agility and speed. And I do like tigers ... very much, in fact ! I like the expressions on their faces - a melting look at one moment , and a look of pure anger the very next moment. If looks were an indication of character, tigers would be the most genuine living beings. Nothing done by half .... Affection and anger in full measures. And they are wonderful swimmers !

But, in most stories, tigers are depicted as villainous. Especially in the case of "The Jungle Book".

I feel bad that these animals are dying. I don't know if there is something that can be done from my side ... but if there is , I'd like to do it.

14 comments:

-Poison- said...

why are tigers more important than dodos? so many species have died out over the millenia. we called it evolution. apparently tigers are at the fag end of evolution right now...(uh oh..!)

AnonymousBlogger said...

I hate to see animals die out when it's the fault of humans - which as you mention is the cause here.

Of course, money reins supreme, and as long as that's the case,I'm sure we'll lose more species in the near future.

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

2 Poison :
i think dead as a dodo sounds better than dead as a tiger ... and hence dodos are important

2 A/B :
yeah ... and 1 day even the human specie will be extinct !

Sujit said...

That true that the population of tigers is declining day by day and what we can do sitting here is still a big question. One thing is that the forest department doesn't allow people to take part in its protection as easily as i have seen else where. If we cannot act on it from outside the system then we need to get into it? How about writing IFS and getting into forest services?

tulipspeaks said...

I always wonder if there is anything I could do to save these animals, just like you :)

btwn, hw have u been?


ammu.

jagadeesh said...

For the tiger lover, do read the autobiography of Jim Corbett. Another one of his books "Tigers of Kumaon" is freely available here:

http://www.archive.org/details/maneatersofkumao029903mbp

Pravin said...

If you want to contribute you can do so by educating others about conservation. It's not only the tiger that faces a threat of extinction.

You can join your local WWF or BNHS group.

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

2 Sujit :
Hi ... actually ,everyone knows that the tigers are in trouble ...but ...

2 Ammu :
hi dear ... am fine
and u ?

2 Jagadeesh :
Hey !
I've read a few of Corbett's short stories . I liked them better than George Eliot.

2 Pravin :
Ya ... i know .... there are a lot of other animals in the same boat as tigers

Anil P said...

No creature should go extinct.

rebel_on_loose said...

Hi Deepa...long time ! :)
Tigers are an important part of the food chain, just as most other animals are...any1 goes and the equilibrium is disturbed.
But in any case they're among the most majestic and beautiful of creatures- amazing combo of strength, agility and grace.

Bluejay said...

I hope the new Sariska experiment succeeds! If only the government and we people can find a way to protect our animals from poaching and to conserve their natural habitats!

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Glennis said...

Tigers are so gorgeous, they should never be allowed to go to extinction, but like you I don't know how to save them. As long as someone will buy their parts, meat or skins or other bits and pieces someone will kill them. We will all be the losers when they are no more. You can always see them in a zoo, but that is no way for a proud tiger to live. I have gone out tiger stalking on elephant back, in Nepal and in India, but we didn't see any, if there were any to see.