Farmer Kills Rare Tiger

Wild cat close to extinction shot near Kazeroon because it attacked livestock, he says


Oon Yaroo

There should be a concerted effort in Iran...

by Oon Yaroo on

... to get rid of the animals (i.e., the two-legged on the donkey and the one behind the camera) and instead save the leopard and others endangered species!

Darius Kadivar

Better exile them to Israel like other rare species ...

by Darius Kadivar on

Mohammad Ala

I do NOT have a heart to look at it.

by Mohammad Ala on

I do not want to look at this or similar videos.  I am extremely mad.



by yolanda on

Mehrban is right! It is a leopard, not tiger.

There are 550 ~ 850 Persian leopards in Iran:


Caspian (Persian) tiger is extinct!


maziar 58


by maziar 58 on

YES indeed.

But those ....

Now he may be offered some $

To skin the poor cat (cheetah?) for a larger $$$.

ce' la vie!  Maziar


Pure evil. You don't have to

by Simorgh5555 on

Pure evil. You don't have to second guess the reason why Iran has the highest number of executions in the world. 'Humanity' starts with compassion towards animals. I curse the hunter in the film. This evil aggressive gene which runs through him and inherited by his children must be wiped off. 


At peak!

by Arj on

This could be the height of thid guy's life accomplishments (taking an endangered specie's life)! 

Shazde Asdola Mirza

Don't get defensive JJ: just because you once were a Pasdar ...

by Shazde Asdola Mirza on

... doesn't mean that you have to defend them for ever ;-)

Jahanshah Javid

He's Emam Zaman

by Jahanshah Javid on

Only he's allowed to ride a white donkey.



by yolanda on

Here is another Iranian tiger (leopard?) being killed on display:


Shazde Asdola Mirza

Iran farmers don't have Kalashnikov ... he is a Pasdar or Basiji

by Shazde Asdola Mirza on

No one else dares admitting to kill a tiger (big big fines) and pose with his Kalash in front of a camera!

It takes years to get a license even for a simple shotgun ... Kalash is out of question for all, but the Pasdars.


Lack of proper protection for the wildlife

by maghshoosh on

Though one wouldn't want to generalize about Iranian shepherds, there are other videos of animal cruelty by the shepherds.  This one is of the torture killing of a striped hyena, which according to the Wikipedia,

"The Striped Hyena ... is listed by the IUCN as Near Threatened,
as the global population is estimated to be under 10,000 mature
individuals which continues to experience deliberate and incidental
persecution along with a decrease in its prey base ..."

[Since I first posted it, YouTube has removed the following video of the torturous merciless killing of a hyena by some Iranian shepherds and their dogs, and I haven't found a substitute link

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And this is the Iranian SPCA site:



This cat is not a tiger

by Mehrban on

It is a leopard.


Keshvareh be Sahab کشوره بیصحاب


Apparently in 2005 an assessment was made that showed there may be as few as 1300 Persian Leopards left in the world, of which 500-850 was in Iran. Unfortunately in the name of protecting their livestock, villagers, farmers or whoever. carry out this type of indiscriminate and mindless shooting and poisoning of these cats. 

In countries where real governments are in charge, farmers can take the carcass of their dead animals with tell tell sign injuries to authorities who then reimburse them.

The only hope that we have for these rare animals survival, is to wait for the fall of IRI, then if any are still left in the world, to try replenish their numbers with serious conservation programmes.

I know, what about the average Iranian who thinks a good wild animal is a dead one?  Well money talks and monetary reward systems are now working in places like Africa.  So, one can only hope the Iranian farmers like the African Maasai farmers for example understand that incentive.



by yolanda on

.....Should have used tranquilizer instead!

Jahanshah Javid

Shoot Ali

by Jahanshah Javid on

One step closer to extinction... that's mankind for you... destroying every living thing in its path...