[squarefocus] Tales of The Unforgotten: The Sumatran Tiger, before World War II
In his book ‘Vangen en jagen in Sumatra’s wildernis’ (Catching and hunting in Sumatra’s wilderness), A. C. van der Valk also hunted many animals. He built and design so many traps and have his dog to lured the tiger in to the trap. Many of them are captured and then shipped to Europe to sell for Zoos and Circus. Wild animals makes good money. Many of these poor animals died during shipment to Europe. These photographs showed why so many animals (up to 40% of the total load) died during transport to Europe and the USA. It also shows compassion only was a ten letter word in those days.
Telling photographs. It would be easy to pass judgment. One has, however, to remember things were different in those days. Sumatra was covered with jungle and numbers of people were killed by rogue elephants, leopards and tigers every year. Still one must always remember that this part of history was the cause for the endangered species of Sumatran Tiger. The Palm Oil plantation on those days uncovered so many areas for the importance of market.