Tiger Time is a conservation charity aimed at saving the last 3,200 wild tigers on earth. The charity was established by David Shepherd CBE, a British wildlife artist and conservationist, in May of this year. His charity has had an overwhelming amount of support from the celebrity world. His newest celebrity backer is Beatles legend, Paul McCartney.
The former Beatles singer who has a huge following has reached out to his fans to garner support for Tiger Time.
He tells fans, “Losing the wild tiger would be unforegiveable. We need people power to save it! Please get behind this fabulous initiative. Whatever you do, wherever you live, your voice matters! Every signature makes the campaign stronger.”
David Shepherd says when he tells people how many tigers are left on earth that, “The vast majority are shocked to the core when they hear that there are only 3,200 wild tigers left on earth.”
Tiger Time’s website gives many reasons for saving the tiger including the possible extinction of the species in less than 20 years if something isn’t done now, the protection the tiger provides as an “umbrella” species for other species to flourish, and the way the wild tiger species helps to regulate flooding and provides benefits to local communities and the global population.
The sad fact is that there are only 3,200 wild tigers in existence today and they are dying out quickly from poaching. An average of four tigers are slaughtered each week in trophy hunts, for Chinese medicine, and as a form of pest control.
McCartney joins Susan Sarandon, Neil Gaimon, Paula Abdul, Roger Moore, Ricky Gervais and many other celebs in the fight for tigers. Shepherd says, “We are asking everyone, from every part of the world, from young to old to add their signature to our cause.”
Will you be help save the tiger from extinction and slaughter by joining Tiger Time?