It is easy to comment on the article about T.I.G.E.R.S. at the fair here:
By posting your comments and letting reporters know just how cruel these activities are and just how irresponsible it is to write about them without knowing or posting the facts is the best way to end the abuse. Please take a moment to tell the world why ligers should not be bred and why big cats should not be bred for life in cages.
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tigress62 says: Does anyone ever research the background of these organizations before writing about them or worse yet hiring them? T.I.G.E.R.S. is a notorious breeder of big cats and a major supplier to the exotic animal industry.
The liger is an example of irresponsible breeding of a male lion to a tigress. This does not occur in the wild, but only in captivity for the sole purpose of creating an oddity for exploitation and monetary gain.
White tigers can only exist in captivity by continual inbreeding, such as father to daughter, brother to sister, mother to son. White tigers are not an endangered species nor are they a species of tiger at all and many are born with an array of physical problems.
The sad and disturbing fact is these animals are being exploited. There is no reason to breed more big cats for a life of captivity and exploitation, but there are those individuals who will go to any extent to do so at the expense of these animals.
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