New Delhi, July 18: Arguing that it has a right to kill its captive tigers and criticising those against tiger farming, China tried to stall India's effort in bringing in more efforts and strengthening global tiger conservation programmes, at the just concluded standing committee meeting of UN's Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

A heated debate has recently emerged between tiger farmers and conservationists about the potential consequences of lifting the ban on trade in farmed tiger products in China. This debate has caused unfounded speculation about the extent of the potential market for tiger products.