Did you know there are only about 3200 tigers left in the wild? This tiger subspecies, the Siberian Tiger-- the world's largest cat is literally on the brink of extinction with only about 400 individuals remaining in their natural habitat. If you can't stand the idea of letting these magnificient creatures disappear forever, there's something you can do about it. Consider where you and your friends, family and neighbors shop and what you buy. Avoid purchasing imported forest products that result in destroying the tigers' habitat. Here's why:
Siberian tigers live mainly in Russian forests which are now under assault by global timber conglomerates. Tiger habitat is being systematically decimated to provide illegal timber that's used to make cheap furniture, flooring and other forest products which are marketed mainly in the USA. In fact, up to 90% of the furniture you see for sale in our country is made of illegally harvested wood that is clear cut from ecologically sensitive habitats like this tiger's habitat.
You can help save the tiger by avoiding the purchase of imported wood furniture and flooring. Buy American made furniture instead. America has some of the world's best quality hardwoods and our U. S. forest conservation laws are working to keep it that way. For example, in Vermont our forests are growing at a rate that is faster than the harvest rate-- certainly an important part of the definition of sustainability.
The tiger above is shown in our Contemporary Craftsman Bedroom Furniture Collection.
One more thing... we support the World Wildlife Fund's call for a ban on pet tigers in the USA. If you live in any of the 8 states ( Alabama, Idaho, Ohio, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Wisconsin) that have no laws at all on tigers, please contact your governor, senators or representatives to speak out in support of the tiger. Thanks!