Tigers are still paraded at parties, shoved at roadside zoo’s, drugged for photos, all for a quick buck. Cubs are snatched away from their mothers when they’re just weeks or days old to acclimate to human abuse. Tigers used in film or TV shows are deprived of food during training sessions with poor living conditions in cages. They exist in a living hell, one of constant stress, pain, agitation.
Big cats don’t like to be petted. Many are drugged or beaten into submission, chained in captivity so tourists can click photos, selfies. Posing with wild animals is the same as condemning them to a lifetime of confinement, isolation, suffering in unnatural spaces.
Please don’t pay to play with big cats, report animal abuse in tourism.