I don't know about you, but I'm constantly being forwarded these "adorable" emails like the one I've attached at the bottom. If you get these now, or in the future, you might want to copy and save this email as a response in order to help stop this viral abuse. Hope it helps…….
At some point - from someone - you will probably receive the email at the bottom of this message. Or, you may receive a clip of TV reporters swimming with tigers, or a chimp "raising" white tiger cubs, or even adorable photos of cross-species friends like an orangutan befriending a dog. These all come from the same organization – T.I.G.E.R.S. – and it's a marketing ploy they use to bring money and business from unsuspecting customers.
Please don't become an accomplice to animal abuse of the worst magnitude.
Whenever you receive an email concerning the organization
T.I.G.E.R.S. (Institute of Greatly Endangered Rare Species), based in Myrtle Beach and Florida,
DO NOT FORWARD IT
This can be one small way you can help save 100's of abused big cats.
Doc Antle, a/k/a Dr Bhagavan Antle, the proprietor of T.I.G.E.R.S., supposedly received his "credentials" in China. He has said that he needs a supply of 200 tiger cubs per year just to fulfill all of his global photo ops and animal encounters at fairs, malls, and other exhibits.
Please ask yourself, where do all these cubs end up once they are fully grown?
Doc Antle is a major supplier/consumer in the exotic animal trade. If you abhor puppy mills, you can only imagine the major abuse that takes place in the loosely regulated business of big cat exhibition. His breeding of an unnatural species, a liger (the mating of a lion and tiger), as a profit center is the ultimate statement of abuse, though. A liger is a manmade species that suffers tragically. To learn more about ligers, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKYILLEdy5s The last line in the email says it all when they refer to Hercules, the liger, as "this thing."
YOU CAN STOP THIS ABUSE
Refuse to forward these emails.
Instead, save and pass this email along to educate those who have no idea
the suffering behind what appears to be
"adorable" animal pictures.
Thank you for refusing to be a party to this sham.
COPY OF EMAIL YOU MAY RECEIVE:
On a typical day he will devour 200 lb of meat, usually beef or chicken, and is capable of eating 100 lb at a single setting.
At just three years old, Hercules already weighs half a ton.
He is the unintentional result of two enormous big cats living close together at the Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species, in Miami , Florida ,and already dwarfs both his parents.
'Ligers are not something we planned on having,' said institute owner Dr. Bhagavan Antle.. 'We have lions and tigers living together in large enclosures and at first we had no idea how well one of the lion boys was getting along with a tiger girl, then lo and behold we had a liger.'
These two cats don't normally have the opportunity to breed in the wild, as most lions live in Africa and most tigers in Asia
50mph runner... Not only that, but he likes to swim, a feat unheard of among water-fearing lions. In the wild it is virtually impossible for lions and tigers to mate. Not only are they enemies likely to kill one another. But incredible though he is, Hercules is not unique. Ligers have been bred in captivity, deliberately and accidentally, since shortly before World War II
Today there are believed to be a handful of ligers around the world and a similar number of tigons, the product of a tiger father and lion mother.
Tigons are smaller than ligers and take on more
physical characteristics of the tiger.
Look at the size of the head
on this thing..