A wealthy Chinese businessman has been jailed for 13 years for hiring poachers to kill three tigers so he could eat their penises and drink their blood. Xi Pat had ‘a special hobby of grilling tiger bones, boning tiger paws, storing tiger penis, eating tiger meat and drinking tiger blood alcohol’.
A court heard he ate the genitals and drank the animals’ blood before giving the rest of the meat to his business friends and partners.
The court also heard he organised three separate trips last year for 15 people, including himself, to Leizhou in the southern province of Guangdong, where they bought tigers for a ‘huge amount of money’ that were killed and dismembered as they watched.
One of the group filmed the entire process of a tiger slaughter with his mobile phone. The footage was later obtained by police.
Police then seized eight pieces of animal meat and bones from a refrigerator in Xi Pat’s home, some of which were later identified as tiger parts, including a penis.
The police report added exotic meats including gecko and cobra were also found in the fridge.
A court in Guangxi convicted the 15 of ‘illegally transporting precious and endangered wild animal products’.
The court heard Xi Pat insisted on the big cats being caught alive so when they were killed they could be bled and he was able to drink the blood.