When I was a kid, New Jersey Governor Tom Kean had a saying, “New Jersey and you–purrfect together.” Kean had a kind of patrician twang that made the line memorable. Here is a piece running today in Malaysia, with a message for the world: What have you done for the tiger today? (PS. Tigers make good metaphors.) The author is Azrina Abdullah, who has a new column with The Sun.
The Tiger and You
by Azrina Abdullah The Sun, Malaysia
THE Chinese Year of the Tiger began on Feb 14 with fanfare reminding us of the perils of being a tiger. It coincided with Valentine’s Day, with couples celebrating by donating to tiger causes and wearing anything tiger striped to show their support for the various organisations working to save the tiger.
It is estimated that only 3,200 tigers are left in the wild globally, with 500 in Malaysia. So, this was a great start to the year for the species and there was some hope that action would be galvanised by all to save the Malayan tiger. Various efforts were made to raise awareness on the tiger among the public. So, what has happened since? (more…)