Tiger poaching by electrocution rising trend in MP

As many as five of the 13 tigers lost in the state till Mid-December fell prey to this method of poaching in 2012 Madhya Pradesh is witnessing a rising trend of tigers being poached by electrocution with five cats falling prey to it in 2012-13, an RTI query has found. "According to government records, 13 tigers lost lives in Madhya Pradesh till mid December 2012, including four due to electrocution," RTI activist Ajay Dube told PTI. However, one of the tigers was not poached, but accidentally came in contact with electric wires.

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