Brewing deception: North Korea’s dark and dubious peddling of tiger bone wine | NK News
July 15, 2024
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Brewing deception: North Korea’s dark and dubious peddling of tiger bone wine

DPRK folk remedy is widely available in China despite wildlife trafficking concerns, but it may all just be a scam

Despite sanctions and pandemic restrictions, a shadowy trade continues to thrive on the Chinese web for an unusual North Korean product that could be contributing to wildlife smuggling — tiger bone wine.

This traditional alcoholic beverage, which purportedly uses tiger bones as a primary ingredient, has its roots in ancient Chinese medicine. It is believed to enhance strength and vitality, promote healthy blood circulation and act as an aphrodisiac.

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