Anger over ‘tiger skin’ shots
By Victoria Vaughan
Feb 12, 2010
ANIMAL conservation groups and others are up in arms after pictures featuring Singapore actress Wong Li-Lin draped in a tiger pelt appeared in the weekly celebrity magazine 8 Days.
Among the strongest reactions were those from Singapore’s branch of the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF), which has asked MediaCorp, the magazine’s publisher, to print an apology.
Others criticised the magazine for sending the wrong message about a highly-endangered animal.
It is not known if the pelt was real: MediaCorp declined to answer when asked.
But WWF Singapore’s managing director, Ms Amy Ho, said that whether it is real or not is beside the point.
‘It sends out the wrong message about tigers and could encourage the wrong type of behaviour,’ she said.