Posted On:10/02/2009 2:54pm
They couldn't get a copy of their own book? Simple google search will show you that white tigers did live in Southern China, but that is: DID
horse stance is mainly to protect your body from attackers from behind and from the side.
It can be used to attack too.
The various techniques can be verified on the internet, but that only proves that Anthony knows how to use the internet.
I'm not trying to just get Anthony down, but I want to know if he is a liar and I'm getting more and more convinced, eventhough I started out defending him.
Posted On:10/02/2009 3:46pm
Okay, white tigers are genetic mutations and as such they can occure from time to time in wild life, so he could have seen one, but it is very unlikely. If he saw it, it would be even more unlikely that he could get near it.
Furthermore, in nature white tigers rarely survive to adults, because of their light colour. It makes them easily seen and therefore easy to hunt down. And they their general health is normally quite bad, due to the mutation.
It is believed that it only occurs in 1 out of 10.000 times(both male and female have to carry the gene) and that only Bengal tigers carry the gene. In China there are 30-35 Bengal tigers.
So he could actually have seen one, but it is very very unlikely
Posted On:10/02/2009 4:33pm
In respect of the White Tiger incident which you mention, it can't actually be proved one way or the other. Tony thought he saw a white Tiger so that's what he wrote - if what he saw was not actually a white Tiger but some other animal that does not make him a liar
"We had been observing the tiger in close for several weeks" "That day the enourmous animal rested her big head against my body and let me scratch her behind her ears"
"I admired the fine fur"
THOUGHT he saw a white tiger????????????????
And then later this publishing guy begins to talk about google results on white tigers?
Maybe he should think a little before answering, I'm confused
Posted On:10/02/2009 5:25pm
There are no Bengal tiers living in China. Bengal tigers live in India, that's why they are called Bengal tigers.
The only Chinese tigers are the Indochinese tiger and the South China tiger, the latter being one of the 10 most endangered species in the world.
No tiger lives safely in China, as the massive demand for tiger parts for TCM makes a dead tiger a phenomenally valuable thing.
If Tony Anthony claimed to have encountered an ordinary golden tiger in China and that it just chilled out with him and let him scratch its ear the story would have been ludicrous. The claim that it was a white tiger just takes the already incredible story into cloud cuckoo land.
You could contact the people at any one of a number of tiger conservation charities and they would confirm this.
The Big Cat Haven in Florida might be a good place to start as they published this article about white tigers.
Posted On:10/02/2009 5:40pm
Ok, numerous sites said that the species Bengal tiger originates from China. I will ask my cousin. he is a respected zoologist here in Denmark and also know a lot about tigers or else he knows someone who does.
Posted On:10/02/2009 5:45pm
And thanks for the link, it looks credible
Posted On:10/03/2009 8:15am
Style: chen & yang style tai chi
'That day the enormous animal rested her big head against my body and let me scratch her behind her ears.' -Taming the Tiger, Tony Anthony.
I think debating species, sub-species, and the habitat of wild tigers is entirely avoiding the issue. Please read the above quote. Do you think this scenario is based in real events, or is based firmly in the mind of a deluded fantasist? I put it to you that the vast majority of 'Taming the Tiger' is pure fantasy. Or to use a more profane term, bullshit.
It saddens me to say that all the communications that i have had with you and Tony, whether by email, telephone, or in the case of Tony, face to face, have been at best evasive, and at worst deceitful. And have done nothing to answer my (and many other people's) questions. It greatly disturbs me that Tony Anthony is travelling the world, selling his book, and passing off his bullshit story as true events to large numbers of people. I have no idea about the amount of money this nonsense has generated for you both, but every penny has been made through lies and deceit.
I will be contactineg Tony shortly, and inviting him to address his critics directly. Maybe he could post his response on the forum at www.bullshido.net. I know this is an entirely futile action on my part, as any reasonable person can clearly see that 'Taming the Tiger' is a pack of lies. But i am interested to see what Tony has to say. Especially as regards his claim of shooting a man in the head, within the pages of his book. An admission of murder is something that most people don't take lightly.
Posted On:10/03/2009 8:33am
Eventhough your harsh way of writing will do you no good Stephen, I understand you, I am just as frustrated.
I wish I could say that a more friendly and diplomatic approach would be of more gain, but my experience is that it just leaves you with even more answers and that it just provides them easier ways to handle the truth in strange ways.
Posted On:10/03/2009 4:13pm
Eventhough your harsh way of writing will do you no good Stephen
Put in a "probably between "writing" and "will" ;-)
Posted On:10/05/2009 1:16pm
Hey Stephen, any news?
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