Trophy hunters like boastful William Lord Smith pushed the big cat towards extinction in China and Southeast Asia; greed and growth hastened its end.
In early 1903, a 40-year-old big-game hunter, Dr William Lord Smith, who had stalked Kodiak bears in Alaska and shot lions, tigers, elephants and rhinos from the safety of a hot-air balloon in Africa, heard there were man-eating beasts roaming the hills of Fujian province. The American was immediately gripped by the prospect of bagging a
Historical insight on what happened in the old days with tigers in China.
With trophy hunters starring in a bad movie.