From MY SA NEWS:
JAKARTA, Indonesia — Conservationists slammed a government plan Wednesday that would allow Indonesians to keep endangered Sumatran tigers as pets if they give a $100,000 deposit and build a large enough enclosure.
It is an open secret that many wealthy people illegally keep tigers in Indonesia, where owning the large cats is seen as a status symbol, though the number held is not known. They also have been known to decorate their homes with tiger skins and heads.
"We hope that this program will eradicate poaching as a means of fulfilling a high demand by rich people in Indonesia ... who want to have tigers as pets or dead tigers for their home decoration," said the government's head of protection and conservation, Darori.
COMMENT: Kill the rich.