Teenager attacked at Mau Chien's tiger farm - ENV's position on tiger farming in Vietnam

In late May 2017, a 13 year old boy was attacked by a tiger while visiting a tiger farm operated by alleged wildlife kingpin, Nguyen Mau Chien (NMC). The attack occurred approximately a month after NMC was arrested for wildlife smuggling.



Tigers together in a cage – however, the number of tigers in NMC’s farm has been almost unchanged.


Help us save more endangered animals from wildlife traffickers

Each day thousands of endangered animals are killed or captured by serious criminal networks that operate on an industrial scale to destroy the world's precious biodiversity. It is a highly lucrative illegal enterprise that is worth an estimated $10 to $20 billion annually.



Alleged Rhino Horn Kingpin Arrested

On April 27, 2017, in cooperation with Hoan Kiem District Police and Ha Dong District Police, Unit 2 of the Anti-Smuggling Police Department arrested Nguyen Mau Chien, the suspected leader of a major criminal network that traffics rhino horn, ivory, tigers and other high-value wildlife products to Vietnam.  The arrest followed the seizure of 33kg of rhino horn at the Hanoi train station earlier on the morning of the 27th during which two of Chien's associates were arrested.